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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2187–2190

Diode-pumped 1988-nm Tm:YAP laser mode-locked by intracavity second-harmonic generation in periodically poled LiNbO3

H. Cheng, X. D. Jiang, X. P. Hu, M. L. Zhong, X. J. Lv, and S. N. Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2187-2190 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002187


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Abstract

We report a diode-pumped intracavity second-harmonic generation mode-locked solid-state Tm:YAP laser operating at 1988 nm using a periodically poled congruent LiNbO3 as the nonlinear crystal. The threshold of continuous wave mode locking is 11.6 W. The maximum output power is 1.67 W, while the shortest pulse obtained is 4.7 ps at a repetition rate of 97.09 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Citation
H. Cheng, X. D. Jiang, X. P. Hu, M. L. Zhong, X. J. Lv, and S. N. Zhu, "Diode-pumped 1988-nm Tm:YAP laser mode-locked by intracavity second-harmonic generation in periodically poled LiNbO3," Opt. Lett. 39, 2187-2190 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-2187


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