A compact laser system that combines a GaP mode locker and a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser to produce 1064-nm pulses at 0.5- and 1-GHz repetition rates is described. Extension of this research using a Ti:sapphire-pumped Nd:YLF laser is also presented. Stable optical 1047-nm pulses with durations of 6.2 psec at a 1-GHz repetition rate have been produced.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 1, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 1990
Published: October 1, 1990
Susan J. Walker, Hercules Avramopoulos, and Theodore Sizer, "Compact mode-locked solid-state lasers at 0.5- and 1-GHz repetition rates," Opt. Lett. 15, 1070-1072 (1990)