Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:KGd(WO_4 )_2 laser with 1-W average output power

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, D. Burns, A.I. Ferguson

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Continuous-wave passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd (WO_4 )_2 laser is demonstrated. The use of a saturable Bragg reflector as the mode-locking element permits the generation of 6.3-ps pulses, assuming a sech^2 pulse shape. An output power of 1 W was obtained, which corresponds to a slope efficiency of 34.5%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1480
Number of pages2
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • infrared and far-infrared lasers
  • lasers
  • diode-pumped
  • neodymium
  • mode-locked lasers
  • optics
  • photonics

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