Abstract

A high-power 880-nm diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked 1342nm Nd:YVO4 laser was demonstrated with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). The laser mode radii in the laser crystal and on the SESAM were optimized carefully using the ABCD matrix formalism. An average output power of 2.3W was obtained with a repetition rate of 76MHz and a pulse width of 29.2ps under an absorbed pump power of 12.1W, corresponding to an optical-optical efficiency of 19.0% and a slope efficiency of 23.9%, respectively.

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N. Pavel, T. Dascalu, N. Vasile, and V. Lupei, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 38 (2009).
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J. Yang, J. Liu, and J. He, Optik 115, 538 (2004).
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Appl. Phys. B (3)

O. Musset and J. P. Boquillon, Appl. Phys. B 64, 503 (1997).
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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Tsunekane, N. Taguchi, T. Kasamatsu, and H. Inaba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 9 (1997).
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G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, V. Liverini, R. Grange, M. Haiml, S. Pawlik, B. Schmidt, S. Schön, and U. Keller, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1319 (2005).
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N. Pavel, T. Dascalu, N. Vasile, and V. Lupei, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 38 (2009).
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J. Yang, J. Liu, and J. He, Optik 115, 538 (2004).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for the diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked Nd : YVO 4 laser at 1342 nm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Average output power at 1342 nm versus absorbed pump power at 880 nm for CW operation and CW mode-locked operation. (b) Measured beam radii of the focused output beam and fitted M 2 at mode-locked power of 2.3 W for tangential direction ( w x ) and sagittal direction ( w y ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse trains on two different time scales: (a) time span of 200 ns , demonstrating mode-locked pulses; (b) time span of 100 μs , demonstrating amplitude stability.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Noncollinear autocorrelation trace for the mode-locked pulses at 1342 nm . The pulse width was 29.2 ps assuming a sech 2 -pulse shape.

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