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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1485–1487

High-power 880-nm diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked Nd : YVO 4 laser at 1342 nm with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Fang-Qin Li, Ke Liu, Lin Han, Nan Zong, Yong Bo, Jing-Yuan Zhang, Qin-Jun Peng, Da-Fu Cui, and Zu-Yan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1485-1487 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001485


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Abstract

A high-power 880-nm diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked 1342 nm Nd : YVO 4 laser was demonstrated with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The laser mode radii in the laser crystal and on the SESAM were optimized carefully using the ABCD matrix formalism. An average output power of 2.3 W was obtained with a repetition rate of 76 MHz and a pulse width of 29.2 ps under an absorbed pump power of 12.1 W , corresponding to an optical-optical efficiency of 19.0% and a slope efficiency of 23.9%, respectively.

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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: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Citation
Fang-Qin Li, Ke Liu, Lin Han, Nan Zong, Yong Bo, Jing-Yuan Zhang, Qin-Jun Peng, Da-Fu Cui, and Zu-Yan Xu, "High-power 880-nm diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror," Opt. Lett. 36, 1485-1487 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1485

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