Abstract

The mode-locking performance of a diode-pumped Nd:Lu0.15Y0.85VO4 laser is first demonstrated with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). Stable mode-locking with the pulse duration of 5.1ps and the repetition rate of 106MHz is achieved. An output power of 7W is obtained at a pump power of 20W, corresponding to an optical conversion efficiency of 35%. The maximum mode-locked pulse energy is estimated to be 66nJ with the peak power of 12.9kW.

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2007 (2)

2005 (2)

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[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Ausder, J.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bente, E.

Bettinelli, M.

Bland, S. W.

Boughton, R. I.

Burns, D.

Cavalli, E.

Chen, Y. F.

Davis, J. I.

Dawson, M. D.

Ding, A.

Doualan, J. L.

Fan, Y. X.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Ferguson, A. I.

He, J. L.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Hetterich, M.

Honninger, C.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Huang, K. F.

Jiang, M.

Keller, U.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Krainer, L.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lan, Y. P.

Li, T.

T. Li, S. Zhao, Z. Zhuo, and Y. Wang, “Thermal effects investigation and cavity design in passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a SESAM,” Opt. Commun. 282, 940-943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Z. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Shao, B. Ozygus, A. Ding, and H. Weber, “Improvement of passive Q-switching performance reached with a new Nd-doped mixed vanadate crystal Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4,” Opt. Lett. 28, 2330-2332 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, S.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Luo, H.

Ma, X. Y.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Maunier, C.

McDonagh, L.

Meng, X.

Moncorgé, R.

Moser, M.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nebel, A.

Ozygus, B.

Paschotta, R.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shao, Z.

Speghini, A.

Tang, D.

Tsai, S. W.

Wallenstein, R.

Wang, H. T.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Wang, J.

Wang, S. C.

Wang, Y.

T. Li, S. Zhao, Z. Zhuo, and Y. Wang, “Thermal effects investigation and cavity design in passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a SESAM,” Opt. Commun. 282, 940-943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. G.

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Wang, Z.

Weber, H.

Weigarten, K. J.

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Xia, H.

Xie, G.

Xu, J.

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Xu, X.

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yu, H.

Yu, Y.

Zhang, H.

Zhao, S.

T. Li, S. Zhao, Z. Zhuo, and Y. Wang, “Thermal effects investigation and cavity design in passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a SESAM,” Opt. Commun. 282, 940-943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Z.

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhuo, Z.

T. Li, S. Zhao, Z. Zhuo, and Y. Wang, “Thermal effects investigation and cavity design in passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a SESAM,” Opt. Commun. 282, 940-943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

L. Krainer, R. Paschotta, J. Ausder, C. Honninger, U. Keller, M. Moser, D. Kopf, and K. J. Weigarten, “Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 245-247 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Yu, H. Zhang, D. Tang, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Yu, G. Xie, H. Luo, and M. Jiang, “Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. B 91, 425-428 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. X. Fan, J. L. He, Y. G. Wang, S. Liu, H. T. Wang, and X. Y. Ma, “2-ps passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser using an output-coupling-type semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 1-3 (2005).

Cryst. Growth Des. (1)

S. Zhao, H. Zhang, J. Liu, J. Wang, X. Xu, Z. Zhao, J. Xu, and M. Jiang, “Growth of excellent-quality Nd:LuVO4 single crystal and laser properties,” Cryst. Growth Des. 279, 146-53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. Li, S. Zhao, Z. Zhuo, and Y. Wang, “Thermal effects investigation and cavity design in passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a SESAM,” Opt. Commun. 282, 940-943 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Fluorescence spectrum of Nd : Lu 0.15 Y 0.85 V O 4 crystal at an excitation wavelength of 808 nm .

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Schematic configuration of the passively mode-locked laser.

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Output power versus incident pump power.

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Pulse train of cw mode-locked Nd : Lu 0.15 Y 0.85 V O 4 laser.

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Autocorrelation signal (solid curve) of cw mode-locked Nd : Lu 0.15 Y 0.85 V O 4 laser pulses and Sech 2 fitting (circles). The spectrum of the mode-locked pulses (inset).

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Table 1 Physical Properties of Nd : Lu 0.15 Y 0.85 V O 4 , Nd : Lu V O 4 and Nd : Y V O 4 Laser Crystals

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Table 2 Output Parameters of Mode-Locked Laser Systems with Different Laser Mediums

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