Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped CW passively mode locked ceramic Nd:YAG laser with SESAM (semiconductor saturable absorber mirror), wavelength 1064nm. At a pump power of 7.6w, the pulse width was estimated to be ~8.3ps with repetition rate ~130MHz and the average output power was 1.59w. To our knowledge, this was the first demonstration that ceramic Nd:YAG was used for diode pumped CW passively mode locking.

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J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Passively mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser with a GaAs-saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Commun. 237, 165–168(2004).
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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
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2002 (1)

Lukas Krainer, Rüdiger Paschotta, Steve Lecomte, Michael Moser, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, “Compact Nd :YVO4 Lasers With Pulse Repetition Rates up to 160 GHz,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1331–1338(2002).
[Crossref]

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Herman A. Haus, “Noise of Mode-Locked Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1173–1185 (2000).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Keller, Ursula

Lukas Krainer, Rüdiger Paschotta, Steve Lecomte, Michael Moser, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, “Compact Nd :YVO4 Lasers With Pulse Repetition Rates up to 160 GHz,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1331–1338(2002).
[Crossref]

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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Moser, M.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Passively mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser with a GaAs-saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Commun. 237, 165–168(2004).
[Crossref]

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Lukas Krainer, Rüdiger Paschotta, Steve Lecomte, Michael Moser, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, “Compact Nd :YVO4 Lasers With Pulse Repetition Rates up to 160 GHz,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1331–1338(2002).
[Crossref]

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J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Passively mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser with a GaAs-saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Commun. 237, 165–168(2004).
[Crossref]

J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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J. Kong, D. Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Diode-end-pumped 4.2-W continuous-wave Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1212–1214 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Passively mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser with a GaAs-saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Commun. 237, 165–168(2004).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Lukas Krainer, Rüdiger Paschotta, Steve Lecomte, Michael Moser, Kurt J. Weingarten, and Ursula Keller, “Compact Nd :YVO4 Lasers With Pulse Repetition Rates up to 160 GHz,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1331–1338(2002).
[Crossref]

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Herman A. Haus, “Noise of Mode-Locked Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1173–1185 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, J. Lu, K. Ueda, H. Yagi, and T. Yanagitani, “Passively mode-locked Yb:Y2O3 ceramic laser with a GaAs-saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Commun. 237, 165–168(2004).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of diode-pumped ceramic Nd:YAG mode locking laser, L1=300mm, L2=800mm, L3=52mm

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Average output power versus pump power for ceramic Nd:YAG mode locked laser.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse trains of the mode-locked laser, 1div=200ns

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

8.3 psec pulse width measured by an autocorrelator. The dots indicate the experiment data and the solid line indicates the Gaussian fit data.

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E P , c = ( F sat , L A sat , l F sat , A A sat , A R ) 1 2
E p , c = P out T oc f rep

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