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Mode locking of diode- and flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers using semiconductor saturable absorbers
Author(s): Andrej Dombrovsky; Vaclav Kubecek; K. Zvonicek; Jean-Claude M. Diels; Andreas Stintz
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Paper Abstract

Operation of laser diode and flash lamp pumped Nd:YAG lasers mode locked with two different types of semiconductor saturable absorbers is reported. In the first type that is used mainly in diode pumped systems the absorber layers are integrated on highly reflective Bragg mirror. The second type is for use in transmission mode inside the resonator. Different design of semiconductor elements, pumping geometries and resonator configurations were investigated and characteristics of laser operation in mode-locked regime are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498258
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Andrej Dombrovsky, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Vaclav Kubecek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
K. Zvonicek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Jean-Claude M. Diels, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Andreas Stintz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II

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