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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2006
  • pp: 214–216

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd: YVO 4 laser at 914 nm

P. Blandin, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, S. Lévêque-Fort, and M. P. Fontaine-Aupart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 214-216 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000214


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time, to our knowledge, a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd: YVO 4 laser, operating on the F 3 2 4 I 9 2 4 transition of the neodymium ion at 914 nm. We obtained 8.8 ps pulses at approximately 914 nm at a repetition rate of 94 MHz, and an averaged output power of 87 mW by using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Citation
P. Blandin, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges, S. Lévêque-Fort, and M. P. Fontaine-Aupart, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser at 914 nm," Opt. Lett. 31, 214-216 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-2-214


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