Abstract

A stable self-starting mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a Herriott-type multiple-pass cavity (MPC) operating at 1 064 nm is demonstrated. An in-band 880-nm laser diode is used as an end-pump and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) is used for passive mode locking (ML) and providing pulse durations of 14 ps. At a pump power of 26.4 W, the maximum average output power is as high as 10.5 W at a repetition rate of 22 MHz, which corresponds to a single pulse energy of 0.48 \mu J. Optical-tooptical conversion efficiency is as high as 39.8% at the maximum output power with a slope efficiency of 55.2%.

© 2013 Chinese Optics Letters

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