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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1825–1827

2.3-ps pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked lamp-pumped Nd:YLF laser with a microdot mirror

M. Ramaswamy, A. S. Gouveia-Neto, D. K. Negus, J. A. Izatt, and J. G. Fujimoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 1825-1827 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001825


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Abstract

Pulses as short as 2.3 ps have been generated by passive mode locking of a lamp-pumped Nd:YLF laser with a microdot mirror mode locker for Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) saturable absorber action and a compact Gires–Tournois interferometer for dispersion compensation. KLM was initiated with an acousto-optic modulator. Average output powers of 800 mW have been achieved. This result demonstrates the potential use of KLM for generating near-bandwidth-limited pulses from high-power lamp-pumped sources.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1993
Published: November 1, 1993

Citation
M. Ramaswamy, A. S. Gouveia-Neto, D. K. Negus, J. A. Izatt, and J. G. Fujimoto, "2.3-ps pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked lamp-pumped Nd:YLF laser with a microdot mirror," Opt. Lett. 18, 1825-1827 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-21-1825

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