Abstract

In this paper, we present the mode-locked operation of an ultra-robustly stabilised Nd:GdVO4 laser with low repetition rate by combining quadratic polarisation switching and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). In addition, similar experiment was also done with Nd:YVO4. For Nd:GdVO4, 16-ps pulses at 1063nm with a repetition rate of 3.95MHz have been obtained for a laser average output power of 1.4W. For Nd:YVO4, the performance was 2.5W of average power for 15-ps pulses at 1064nm. Moreover, we demonstrate experimentally the advantage of combining these two passive mode locking techniques in terms of stability ranges. We show how the dual mode-locking technique is crucial to obtain a stable and long-term mode-locked regime in our case of a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser operating at low repetition rate and more generally how this dual mode-locking technique improves the stability range of the mode-locked operation giving more flexibility on different parameters.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2005 (2)

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Holmgren, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell: "Generation of 2.8 ps pulses by mode-locking a Nd:GdVO4 laser with defocusing cascaded Kerr lensing in periodically poled KTP,"Opt. Express 13, 5270 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (2)

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (3)

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, A. Albert, A. Barthélémy: "Low repetition rate of a mode locked Nd:YAG laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 220,413-417 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

V. Couderc, A. Bartélémy, F. Louradour: "2.8ps pulses from a mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 166,103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

1998 (1)

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

Albert, A.

V. Couderc, A. Albert, A. Barthélémy: "Low repetition rate of a mode locked Nd:YAG laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 220,413-417 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bartélémy, A.

V. Couderc, A. Bartélémy, F. Louradour: "2.8ps pulses from a mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 166,103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Barthélémy, A.

V. Couderc, A. Albert, A. Barthélémy: "Low repetition rate of a mode locked Nd:YAG laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 220,413-417 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Couderc, V.

V. Couderc, A. Albert, A. Barthélémy: "Low repetition rate of a mode locked Nd:YAG laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 220,413-417 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, A. Bartélémy, F. Louradour: "2.8ps pulses from a mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 166,103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Delaigue, M.

Druon, F.

Du, Ch.L.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Forget, S.

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Guy, O.

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Holmgren, S. J.

Hönninger, C.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Jiang, F.Y.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I.D.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Kärtner, F.X.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Keller, U.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Kong, J.

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Laurell, F.

Lévêque-Fort, S.

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Louradour, F.

V. Couderc, A. Bartélémy, F. Louradour: "2.8ps pulses from a mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 166,103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Meng, X.L.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ng, S.P.

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Papadopoulos, D.N.

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

Pavel, N.

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

Qin, L.J.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Roisse, E.

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

Shao, Z.Sh.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stankov, K.

Taira, T.

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

Tang, D.Y.

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K.J.

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Xu, B.Ch.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.Zh.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, B.

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, L.

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Kong, D.Y. Tang, S.P. Ng, B. Zhao, L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng: "Diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror," Appl. Phys. B 79, 203-206 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. Couderc, O. Guy, E. Roisse, A. Bartélémy, "Modelocking of CW Nd:YAG laser using nonlinear polarisation evolution in type II frequency doubling crystal,", Electron. Lett. 34,672 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Keller, K.J. Weingarten, F.X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I.D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, J Aus der Au: " Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirrors (SESAM’s) for Femtosecond to Nanosecond Pulse Generation in Solid-State Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 453 (1999).

Opt. & Laser Techn. (1)

L.J. Qin, X.L. Meng, Ch.L. Du, L. Zhu, B.Ch. Xu, H.Zh. Xu, F.Y. Jiang, Z.Sh. Shao: "A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorption," Opt. & Laser Techn. 36,47-50 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

V. Couderc, A. Albert, A. Barthélémy: "Low repetition rate of a mode locked Nd:YAG laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 220,413-417 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Couderc, A. Bartélémy, F. Louradour: "2.8ps pulses from a mode-locked diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using quadratic polarization switching," Opt. Commun. 166,103 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

K. Stankov: "Methods of passive and active mode locking using intracavity optical frequency mixing," Opt. Lett. 14, 51-53 (1989)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, M. Delaigue, F. Druon, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator operating at an ultralow repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 2819 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Lupei, N. Pavel, Y. Sato, T. Taira: "Highly efficient 1063-nm continuous-wave laser emission in Nd:GdVO4," Opt. Lett. 28 (2003) 23
[CrossRef]

S. Lévêque-Fort, D.N. Papadopoulos, S. Forget, F. Balembois, P. Georges: "Fluorescence lifetime imaging with low-repetition-rate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 oscillator,"Opt. Lett. 30,2 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

F. Dausinger, H. Hügel, V. Konov: "Micro-machining with ultra-short laser pulses, from basic understanding to technical application," International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies 2002, ALT-02, September 15-20, 2002, Adelboden, Switzerland

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, T. Taira: "Comparative study of GdVO4 and Nd:YVO4: laser oscillation under 808-nm and 879-nm pumping," Optical Society of America, CThJJ7 (2003)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the laser cavity; the distances are: M1-M2: 60mm, M2-lasing crystal: 290mm, lasing crystal-M4: 300mm, M4-M6: 2310mm, M6 and M8-M7 and M9: 1050mm, M8-SESAM: 1190mm

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Autocorrelation trace of 16.5ps pulses for the Nd:GdVO4 laser using the dual ML technique

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Left : Pulse train. Right : Comparison of pulses taken every 30 minutes demonstrating the stable long-term mode-locked operation

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the generated laser pulses (nm) vs. intensity (a.u.), Nd:GdVO4 (blue trace at 1063.0 nm) and Nd:YVO4 (red trace at 1064.2 nm)

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Ranges of the different lasing operations for Nd:GdVO4 (red curve) and Nd:YVO4 (blue curve), output power (W) versus diode pump power (W)

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