Passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:Gd 0.64Y 0.36VO 4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror

Ng, S.; Tang, D.; Kong, J.; Qin, L.; Meng, X.; Xiong, Z.
April 2005
Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics;Apr2005, Vol. 80 Issue 4/5, p475
Academic Journal
We report a diode-pumped Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 laser passively mode locked by using a GaAs saturable absorber mirror. Both the Q-switched and continuous-wave (CW) mode locking were experimentally realized. The CW mode-locked pulses have a pulse width of about 8.8 ps at a repetition rate of 161.3 MHz. Limited by the available pump power, a maximum output power of 2.47 W was obtained for the CW mode-locked pulses with a slope efficiency of about 26.6%.


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