Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector

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

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Abstract

Summary form only given. We investigated passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGW laser using a semiconductor saturable Bragg reflector (SBR). In this configuration we were able to achieve almost an order of magnitude reduction in pulse duration. For our experiment we used a simple 'dog-leg' cavity. The crystal was placed at the end of one arm and the other arm contained 75 mm radius of curvature (ROC) focusing mirror and SBR. With ∼3 W of absorbed pump power in the crystal, the total output power was 0.5 W with the pulse duration as short as 1.75 ps. The pulse repetition rate was 76 MHz.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest
Subtitle of host publicationsummaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1557527067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventLasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …

Conference

ConferenceLasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/01/02 → …

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Keywords

  • diode-pumped
  • passively
  • mode-locked
  • nd:KGd(WO4)2
  • laser
  • saturable Bragg reflector

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Major, A., Langford, N., Ferguson, A. I., Graf, T., & Burns, D. (2002). Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector. In Lasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest: summaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002 New York: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2002.1034067
Major, A. ; Langford, N. ; Ferguson, A.I. ; Graf, T. ; Burns, D. / Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector. Lasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest: summaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002. New York : IEEE, 2002.
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Major, A, Langford, N, Ferguson, AI, Graf, T & Burns, D 2002, Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector. in Lasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest: summaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002. IEEE, New York, Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02, United Kingdom, 1/01/02. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2002.1034067

Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector. / Major, A.; Langford, N.; Ferguson, A.I.; Graf, T.; Burns, D.

Lasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest: summaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002. New York : IEEE, 2002.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Major A, Langford N, Ferguson AI, Graf T, Burns D. Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser using saturable Bragg reflector. In Lasers and electro-optics 2002 technical digest: summaries of the papers presented at lasers and electro-optics 2002. New York: IEEE. 2002 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2002.1034067