Abstract

Continuous-wave passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGdWO42 laser is demonstrated. The use of a saturable Bragg reflector as the mode-locking element permits the generation of 6.3-ps pulses, assuming a sech2 pulse shape. An output power of 1 W was obtained, which corresponds to a slope efficiency of 34.5%.

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2001 (1)

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and C. Labbe, Opt. Commun. 189, 113 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

1996 (2)

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (4)

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Eng. 34, 2349 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Flood, D. R. Walker, and H. M. van Driel, Appl. Phys. B 60, 309 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Balmer, J. E.

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Eng. 34, 2349 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Belashenkov, N. R.

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Bente, E.

Bland, S. W.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Buchvarov, I. Ch.

I. Ch. Buchvarov, K. A. Stankov, and S. M. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 83, 241 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Burns, D.

Chramov, V. Y.

G. B. Altshuler, N. R. Belashenkov, V. B. Karasev, A. V. Okishev, and V. Y. Chramov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JWB6.

Cundiff, S. T.

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Cunningham, J. E.

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Davies, J. I.

Dawson, M. D.

Ferguson, A. I.

D. Burns, M. Hetterich, A. I. Ferguson, E. Bente, M. D. Dawson, J. I. Davies, and S. W. Bland, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 919 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, and A. I. Ferguson, “Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd WO42 laser,” Appl. Phys. B.

Flood, C. J.

C. J. Flood, D. R. Walker, and H. M. van Driel, Appl. Phys. B 60, 309 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Graf, T.

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Eng. 34, 2349 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, and A. I. Ferguson, “Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd WO42 laser,” Appl. Phys. B.

Hetterich, M.

Hönniger, C.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jan, W. Y.

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kalisky, Y.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and C. Labbe, Opt. Commun. 189, 113 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Karasev, V. B.

G. B. Altshuler, N. R. Belashenkov, V. B. Karasev, A. V. Okishev, and V. Y. Chramov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JWB6.

Kärtner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Knox, W. H.

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kravchik, L.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and C. Labbe, Opt. Commun. 189, 113 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Labbe, C.

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and C. Labbe, Opt. Commun. 189, 113 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Langford, N.

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, and A. I. Ferguson, “Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd WO42 laser,” Appl. Phys. B.

Major, A.

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, and A. I. Ferguson, “Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd WO42 laser,” Appl. Phys. B.

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Okishev, A. V.

G. B. Altshuler, N. R. Belashenkov, V. B. Karasev, A. V. Okishev, and V. Y. Chramov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JWB6.

Saltiel, S. M.

I. Ch. Buchvarov, K. A. Stankov, and S. M. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 83, 241 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Stankov, K. A.

I. Ch. Buchvarov, K. A. Stankov, and S. M. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 83, 241 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tsuda, S.

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

van Driel, H. M.

C. J. Flood, D. R. Walker, and H. M. van Driel, Appl. Phys. B 60, 309 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Walker, D. R.

C. J. Flood, D. R. Walker, and H. M. van Driel, Appl. Phys. B 60, 309 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K. J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

C. J. Flood, D. R. Walker, and H. M. van Driel, Appl. Phys. B 60, 309 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

S. Tsuda, W. H. Knox, S. T. Cundiff, W. Y. Jan, and J. E. Cunningham, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 454 (1996).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönniger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. Kalisky, L. Kravchik, and C. Labbe, Opt. Commun. 189, 113 (2001).
[CrossRef]

I. Ch. Buchvarov, K. A. Stankov, and S. M. Saltiel, Opt. Commun. 83, 241 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

T. Graf and J. E. Balmer, Opt. Eng. 34, 2349 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

G. B. Altshuler, N. R. Belashenkov, V. B. Karasev, A. V. Okishev, and V. Y. Chramov, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper JWB6.

A. Major, N. Langford, T. Graf, and A. I. Ferguson, “Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd WO42 laser,” Appl. Phys. B.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: OC, output coupler; FL, focal length; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Mode-locked spectrum and (b) background-free autocorrelation of 6.3-ps pulses. PMT, photomultiplier tube.

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