Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser

V.G. Savitski, D. Burns, S. Calvez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages5373-5378
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2009

Fingerprint

continuous radiation
absorbers
lasers
output
pulses

Keywords

  • lasers
  • neodymium
  • laser optics
  • mode-locked lasers

Cite this

@article{78db71a8bccf448b9440f39809bd3772,
title = "Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "lasers, neodymium, laser optics, mode-locked lasers",
author = "V.G. Savitski and D. Burns and S. Calvez",
year = "2009",
month = "3",
day = "30",
doi = "10.1364/OE.17.005373",
language = "English",
volume = "17",
pages = "5373--5378",
journal = "Optics Express",
issn = "1094-4087",
publisher = "Optical Society of America",
number = "7",

}

Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser. / Savitski, V.G.; Burns, D.; Calvez, S.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 7, 30.03.2009, p. 5373-5378.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser

AU - Savitski, V.G.

AU - Burns, D.

AU - Calvez, S.

PY - 2009/3/30

Y1 - 2009/3/30

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - lasers

KW - neodymium

KW - laser optics

KW - mode-locked lasers

U2 - 10.1364/OE.17.005373

DO - 10.1364/OE.17.005373

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 5373

EP - 5378

JO - Optics Express

T2 - Optics Express

JF - Optics Express

SN - 1094-4087

IS - 7

ER -