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%.
- mode-locked lasers
- infrared lasers
- far-infrared lasers
Major, A., Langford, N., Graf, T., Burns, D., & Ferguson, A. I. (2003). Diode-pumped passively mode-locked nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1-W average output power. Optics Letters, 27(16), 1478-1480. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001478