Abstract

We report additive-pulse mode locking of lamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers at both 1.06 and 1.32 μm. Under completely self-starting conditions, stable cw mode-locked trains of 6-psec pulses have been achieved at an average output power of 2.4 W.

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F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

1975 (1)

H. A. Haus, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 3049 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Blow, K. J.

Crust, D. W.

Fan, T. Y.

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, to be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, Calif., May 21–25, 1990, paper CFN5.

French, P. M. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, to be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, Calif., May 21–25, 1990, paper CFN5.

Goodberlet, J.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, to be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, Calif., May 21–25, 1990, paper CFN5.

Grant, R. S.

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Jacobson, J.

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, to be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, Calif., May 21–25, 1990, paper CFN5.

Kean, P. N.

Langford, N.

Liu, L. Y.

Mark, J.

Mitschke, F. M.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L F.

Mollenauer, L. F.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Schulz, P. A.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, to be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, Calif., May 21–25, 1990, paper CFN5.

Sibbett, W.

Stolen, R. H.

Taylor, J. R.

Wang, J.

Williams, J. A. R.

Wood, D.

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Zhu, X.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the self-starting APM Nd:YAG laser. M1, mirror; BS2, beam splitter; DS, delay stage.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intensity autocorrelation trace of the output pulses, with τp ~ 6 psec. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

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Γ = L + r exp [ j ( ϕ + Φ ) ] rL + exp [ j ( ϕ + Φ ) ] .
Δ | Γ | 2 = 2 rL ( 1 r 2 ) ( 1 L 2 ) ( 1 + r 2 L 2 + 2 rL cos ϕ ) 2 ( sin ϕ ) Φ .
Φ = 2 π λ n 2 ( 2 l f ) ω 0 s f ,
s f = ( 1 | Γ 0 | 2 ) L s l A l A f ,
Δ | Γ | 2 κ s l ,
κ > σ l τ p .
κ < σ l T R ( 1 + 1 S l σ l τ l ) ,
σ l T R ( 1 + 1 S l σ l τ 1 ) > κ > σ l τ P .

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