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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1997
  • pp: 1415–1417

All-solid-state picosecond tunable source of near-infrared radiation

A. Agnesi, E. Piccinini, G. C. Reali, and C. Solcia  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 18, pp. 1415-1417 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.001415


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Abstract

A quasi-cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser, mode locked by a nonlinear mirror and stabilized by an acousto-optic modulator, has been developed that generates 31-ps, 23-µJ pulses. Employing this source with a periodically poled lithium niobate crystal in a traveling-wave geometry, we obtained extracavity frequency conversion with pump depletion of as much as 62% in the near infrared (1.46– 1.56 µm) with a pulse spectral width of 1.5nm and a beam quality <i>M</i><sup>2</sup>=1.7.

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A. Agnesi, E. Piccinini, G. C. Reali, and C. Solcia, "All-solid-state picosecond tunable source of near-infrared radiation," Opt. Lett. 22, 1415-1417 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-18-1415


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