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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2324–2326

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GSAG laser at 942 nm

Changwen Xu, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, X. Wang, S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, Chunyu Zhang, and Chunqing Gao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2324-2326 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002324


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Abstract

Stable mode-locking of a diode-pumped Nd:GSAG laser emitting at 942 nm between the F 2 3 4 I 9 2 4 transition has been demonstrated. With a z cavity and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror passive mode locker, we obtained 8.7 ps pulses at repetition rate of 95.6 MHz and average output power of 510 mW . The total optical efficiency is about 3.1%.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2009
Published: July 24, 2009

Citation
Changwen Xu, Zhiyi Wei, Yongdong Zhang, Dehua Li, Zhiguo Zhang, X. Wang, S. Wang, H. J. Eichler, Chunyu Zhang, and Chunqing Gao, "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GSAG laser at 942 nm," Opt. Lett. 34, 2324-2326 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2324

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