Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1-W average output power

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

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Abstract

Continuous-wave passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)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 sech2 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 pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Keywords

  • mode-locked lasers
  • neodymium
  • infrared lasers
  • far-infrared lasers

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Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1-W average output power. / Major, A.; Langford, N.; Graf, T.; Burns, D.; Ferguson, A.I.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 27, No. 16, 2003, p. 1478-1480.

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