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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 103–105

Subpicosecond pulse generation from a Nd:CLNGG disordered crystal laser

G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. Luo, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 103-105 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000103


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Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped passively mode-locked subpicosecond Nd:CLNGG disordered crystal laser for the first time to our knowledge. Owing to the large inhomogeneous broadening and spectrum splitting of the disordered crystal, the Nd:CLNGG laser generated 900 fs mode-locked pulses with a repetition rate of 88 MHz at 1061 nm wavelength. With a single-emitter laser diode pumping, a maximum average output power of 486 mW was achieved with a slope efficiency of 26%. Our experimental results show that the four-level Nd:CLNGG disordered crystal could be an excellent alternative for subpicosecond pulse generation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2008
Published: December 31, 2008

Citation
G. Q. Xie, D. Y. Tang, W. D. Tan, H. Luo, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang, "Subpicosecond pulse generation from a Nd:CLNGG disordered crystal laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 103-105 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-103


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