We demonstrate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:glass lasers with different media such as silicate, phosphate, and fluorophosphate that are homogeneously or inhomogeneously broadened. An antiresonant Fabry–Perot saturable absorber starts and stabilizes the soliton mode-locked Nd:glass lasers, producing pulses as short as 130 fs at an average output power of 100 mW. With a cw Ti:sapphire pump laser we obtain pulses as short as 90 fs.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 9, 1995
Published: May 15, 1995
D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, "Diode-pumped mode-locked Nd:glass lasers with an antiresonant Fabry–Perot saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 20, 1169-1171 (1995)