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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 461–463

Spontaneous subpicosecond pulse formation with pulse repetition rate of 80 GHz in a diode-pumped Nd:SrGdGa3O7 disordered crystal laser

Y. F. Chen, H. C. Liang, J. C. Tung, K. W. Su, Y. Y. Zhang, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 461-463 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000461


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Abstract

We explore the operation of spontaneous mode locking in a diode-pumped Nd:SrGdGa3O7 disordered crystal laser. The first- and second-order autocorrelations are simultaneously performed to evaluate the temporal characteristics. An 80 GHz pulse train with a pulse duration as short as 616 fs is observed. The maximum output power is 415 mW at a pump power of 6.1 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(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: November 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published: February 6, 2012

Citation
Y. F. Chen, H. C. Liang, J. C. Tung, K. W. Su, Y. Y. Zhang, H. J. Zhang, H. H. Yu, and J. Y. Wang, "Spontaneous subpicosecond pulse formation with pulse repetition rate of 80 GHz in a diode-pumped Nd:SrGdGa3O7 disordered crystal laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 461-463 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-461


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