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2.6-watt average-power mode-locked ceramic Nd:YAG laser
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Paper Abstract

We report a 1.2 at. % Nd:YAG ceramic pumped with an 808-nm laser diode, placed in a 1.92-m cavity, and passively mode-locked at 1064-nm with a 1% modulation depth SESAM. At a pump power of 11.1 W, this laser produced 2.6 W of average power with a slope efficiency of 27%. The pulse length was 26 ps at a repetition rate of 78 MHz. The ceramic exhibited no peak power degradation during a 20-hour test of doubling efficiency with periodically-poled, near-stoichiometric lithium tantalate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6469, Optical Components and Materials IV, 64690C (8 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714311
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey A. Wisdom, Stanford Univ. (United States)
David S. Hum, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Akio Ikesue, World-Labo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Martin M. Fejer, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Byer, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6469:
Optical Components and Materials IV
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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