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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1991
  • pp: 1765–1767

Harmonic mode locking of a Nd:BEL laser using a 20-GHz dielectric resonator/optical modulator

A. A. Godil, A. S. Hou, B. A. Auld, and D. M. Bloom  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 1765-1767 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.001765


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Abstract

A 20-GHz dielectric-resonator/optical modulator is developed and used as an FM mode locker at the 84th harmonic of a conventional 238-MHz diode-pumped Nd:BEL laser cavity. Depending on the mode-locker drive frequency, two distinct regimes of mode locking were observed: 2.9-ps pulses at a repetition rate of 238 MHz and 3.9-ps pulses at a repetition rate of 20 GHz. These are to our knowledge the shortest pulses ever reported for active mode locking of a Nd laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1991
Published: November 15, 1991

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A. A. Godil, A. S. Hou, B. A. Auld, and D. M. Bloom, "Harmonic mode locking of a Nd:BEL laser using a 20-GHz dielectric resonator/optical modulator," Opt. Lett. 16, 1765-1767 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-22-1765


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