An all-diode-pumped Nd:glass mode-locked laser oscillator and regenerative amplifier are described. The oscillator produces a train of 58-psec transform-limited pulses at a 113.6-MHz repetition rate. The output of the oscillator is amplified by a regenerative amplifier. The pulse energy at the input of the amplifier is 39 pJ. The amplifier provides a gain of 51 dB, producing 5.4-μJ pulses at a repetition rate of 355 Hz. The amplifier produces no measurable broadening of the pulse.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 21, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 1989
Published: February 1, 1990
Timothy E. Dimmick, "Semiconductor-laser-pumped, cw mode-locked Nd:phosphate glass laser oscillator and regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 15, 177-179 (1990)