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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1990
  • pp: 734–736

Active–passive mode-locked Nd:YAG laser with passive negative feedback

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, G. C. Reali, V. Kubecek, and J. Marek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 734-736 (1990)

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Stationary ultrashort light pulses of 10-psec duration and with an energy of 10 μJ per pulse were obtained from an active-passive mode-locked Nd:YAG laser by using a two-photon absorption limiter (GaAs) inserted into the resonator. The stability of energy in the steady-state part of the pulse train, containing approximately 90 pulses, is better than ±1.5%. The dynamics of the pulse-shortening mechanism are described, and it is shown that maximum pulse compression is reached after only approximately 10 round trips.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 11, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 1990
Published: July 1, 1990

A. Del Corno, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. Gabetta, and G. C. Reali, "Active–passive mode-locked Nd:YAG laser with passive negative feedback," Opt. Lett. 15, 734-736 (1990)

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