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Mode-locking of flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAP laser using solid state saturable absorbers
Author(s): Vaclav Kubecek; Andrej Dombrovsky; Jens Biegert; Jean-Claude M. Diels; Kevin J. Malloy; Andreas Stinz; Karel Blazek; Karel Nejezchleb
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Paper Abstract

We report on application of semiconductor quantum well saturable absorber as a passive mode-locker in flashlamp pumped Nd:YAP laser. In passive regime of modulation, reproducible single trains containg about 10 pulses were generated with probability higher than 90 %. The single pulse duration was ~ 50 ps with a nearly Gaussian spatial profile. Energy ofthe whole train was 3 mJ. In active passive-regime using an additional acousto-optic modulator the probability of generation of mode-locked trains increased to 98 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424605
Show Author Affiliations
Vaclav Kubecek, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Andrej Dombrovsky, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jens Biegert, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Jean-Claude M. Diels, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Kevin J. Malloy, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Andreas Stinz, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Karel Blazek, Crytur Ltd. (Czech Republic)
Karel Nejezchleb, Crytur Ltd. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4267:
Solid State Lasers X
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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