Abstract

Using an optical fiber as the nonlinear medium in an external cavity, we demonstrated passive mode locking of a cw Nd:YLF laser at a 1.053-μm wavelength. Nearly transform-limited pulses as short as 3.7 psec were obtained at a repetition rate of 76 MHz directly from the laser output without further compression. The average output power ranged from 1 to 7 W.

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[CrossRef]

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Bouvier, M.

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French, P. M. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Jacobson, J.

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Similar research has been concurrently carried out on low-intensity diode-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF lasers and is reported by J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), post-deadline paper TuB6PD-2.

T. B. Simpson, JAYCOR, San Diego, California 92138 (personal communication, 1990).

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. Detectors D1 and D2 are used to monitor power levels Pr and Po, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Background-free, second-harmonic generation (SHG) autocorrelation trace of the passive mode-locked Nd:YLF laser pulse. This was fitted perfectly with a sech2 pulse of 3.67-psec FWHM pulse width.

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