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We report on the fast (~50 μs) remote-controlled switching between continuous-wave (cw), cw mode-locked (ML) and Q-switched ML modes of operation of a Nd:YVO4 laser using an optically-pumped saturable absorber (SA). Pulses as short as 40 ps with an average output power of 0.5 W are obtained in cw ML regime.
- laser optics
- mode-locked lasers
Calvez, S., Burns, D. & Dawson, M.
1/09/07 → 30/09/11
Savitski, V. G., Burns, D., & Calvez, S. (2009). Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser. Optics Express, 17(7), 5373-5378. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005373