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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2030–2032

Radially polarized mode-locked Nd:YAG laser

Florian Enderli and Thomas Feurer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 2030-2032 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002030


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Abstract

We demonstrate a Nd:YAG laser emitting radially polarized, mode-locked 140 ps long pulses by exploiting the thermally induced birefringence of a Nd:YAG crystal. The laser repetition rate is 82 MHz , the maximum average output power is 3 W , and the beam quality is close to the theoretical value of M 2 = 2 .

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

Citation
Florian Enderli and Thomas Feurer, "Radially polarized mode-locked Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 2030-2032 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-2030

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