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Resonantly pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Er:YVO4 laser
Author(s): Viktor Fromzel; Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan
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Paper Abstract

We report on a Kerr lens, self-mode-locked Er3+:YVO4 laser, based on the high third order nonlinearity of the gain medium. The Er3+:YVO4 is resonantly pumped by a CW Er-fiber laser into the absorption band around 1538 nm and operates at ~ 1604 nm with a 1.8 W average output power and ~ 40% slope efficiency relative to the absorbed pump. The laser yields a pulse train at a 240 MHz repetition rate. The pulsewidth is estimated to fall between 15 and 100 psec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9466, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XI, 946608 (20 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2181873
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Viktor Fromzel, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9466:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security XI
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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