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Optimization of passively mode-locked quasi-continuously diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser in bounce geometry
Author(s): Milan Frank; Michal Jelínek; Václav Kubeček
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the operation of pulsed diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser oscillator in bounce geometry passively modelocked using semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SAM), generating microjoule level picosecond pulses at wavelength of 1063 nm, is reported. Optimization of the output coupling for generation either Q-switched mode locked pulse trains or cavity dumped single pulses with maximum energy was performed, which resulted in extraction of single pulses as short as 10 ps and energy of 20 uJ. In comparison with the previous results obtained with this Nd:GdVO4 oscillator and saturable absorber in transmission mode, the achieved pulse duration is five times shorter. Using different absorbers and parameters of single pulse extraction enables generation of the pulses with duration up to 100 ps with the energy in the range from 10 to 20 μJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI, 945008 (6 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2070390
Show Author Affiliations
Milan Frank, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Michal Jelínek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Václav Kubeček, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9450:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI
Pavel Tománek; Dagmar Senderáková; Petr Páta, Editor(s)

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