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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1378–1380

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked 1.3- μm Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YLF lasers by use of semiconductor saturable absorbers

R. Fluck, G. Zhang, U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, and M. Moser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 1378-1380 (1996)

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We report on self-starting passively mode-locked diode-pumped 1.3-μm lasers obtained by use of semiconductor saturable absorbers. We achieved pulses as short as 4.6 ps in Nd:YVO4 and 5.7 ps in Nd:YLF with average output powers of 50 and 130 mW, respectively.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 21, 1996
Published: September 1, 1996

R. Fluck, K. J. Weingarten, M. Moser, G. Zhang, and U. Keller, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked 1.3- μm Nd:YVO4 and Nd:YLF lasers by use of semiconductor saturable absorbers," Opt. Lett. 21, 1378-1380 (1996)

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