Abstract

We report on the passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:LuVO4 laser with a GaAs wafer as output coupler. Using the interference modulation effect of the GaAs wafer, high-power continuous-wave mode locking with a pulse width of about 7.1ps and an average output power of 3.11W was achieved. Our result shows that Nd:LuVO4 could be an excellent gain medium for diode-pumped high-power mode-locked lasers.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the mode-locked Nd : Lu V O 4 laser.

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Fig. 2

Average output power versus absorbed pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscilloscope trace of the mode-locked pulse train. Inset, RF spectrum of the mode-locked pulses.

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Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation trace of the mode-locked pulses. Inset, spectrum of the mode-locked pulses.

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