Abstract

We report on a passively mode-locked Nd<sup>3+</sup>-doped Y<sub>3</sub>ScAl<sub>4</sub>O<sub>12</sub> ceramic laser. A cascaded quadratic nonlinear mirror was used for mode locking. The laser generates pulses of ~10 ps with 560-mW average power (35% optical-to-optical efficiency).

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