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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4–6

High-power, diode-end-pumped, multigigahertz self-mode-locked Nd : Y V O 4 laser at 1342 nm

H. C. Liang, Y. J. Huang, W. C. Huang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 4-6 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000004


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Abstract

We report on a high-power, diode-pumped, self-mode-locked laser at 1342 nm with the Kerr effect arising from large third-order nonlinearity of Nd : Y V O 4 crystal. At the pump power of 10.2 W , the average output power of 1.2 W was generated with a repetition rate in the range of 2 6 GHz . The mode-locked pulse width can be smoothly varied from 11.5 to 37 ps by controlling the amount of spatial hole burning.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2009
Published: December 17, 2009

Citation
H. C. Liang, Y. J. Huang, W. C. Huang, K. W. Su, and Y. F. Chen, "High-power, diode-end-pumped, multigigahertz self-mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm," Opt. Lett. 35, 4-6 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-1-4


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