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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1838–1840

Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate

D. N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1838-1840 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001838


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Abstract

We demonstrate the operation of an ultralow-repetition-rate, high-peak-power, picosecond diode-pumped Nd:YVO <sub>4</sub> passively mode-locked laser oscillator. Repetition rates lower than 1 MHz were achieved with the use of a new design for a multiple-pass cavity and a semiconductor saturable absorber. Long-term stable operation at 1.2 MHz with a pulse duration of 16.3 ps and an average output power of 470 mW, corresponding to 24-kW peak-power pulses, is reported. These are to our knowledge the lowest-repetition-rate high-peak-power pulses ever generated directly from a picosecond laser resonator without cavity dumping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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D. N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, and P. Georges, "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO<sub>4</sub> oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 28, 1838-1840 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1838


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