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Bidirectional operation of a ring diode-pumped mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser
Author(s): Vaclav Kubecek; Jean-Claude Diels; Andreas Stintz
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Paper Abstract

Passively mode locked ring vanadate laser pumped by 1 W laser diode was developed. Laser threshold for free running regime was 55 mW, the bidirectional mode locked operation was obtained for incident pump power of only 630 mW. The repetition rate of the laser was 226 MHz, pulse duration 53 ps. New saturable absorber and configuration with two lenses inside the resonator improved stability of mode locking regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5460, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545384
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Vaclav Kubecek, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jean-Claude Diels, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Andreas Stintz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5460:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers
Alphan Sennaroglu; James G. Fujimoto; Clifford R. Pollock, Editor(s)

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