Abstract

An actively mode-locked, continuous-wave Nd:glass laser pumped by a krypton laser at 0.8 μm has been coupled to a nonlinear external resonator. The 20-psec pulses produced by active mode locking are shortened to less than 1 psec with the nonlinear external cavity feedback. Subpicosecond pulse generation has been achieved at a pump power as low as 500 mW.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the coupled-cavity Nd:glass laser. M1–M4 are high-reflectivity mirrors at 1.054 μm with radii of curvature of R1 = 5 cm, R2 = 10 cm, and R3 = R4 = ∞.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope traces of the laser output and its second harmonic (both time averaged) as a function of the length of the external cavity. A full period corresponds to a 2π change in the relative phase. The modulation depth of P(ω) is approximately 30%.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity autocorrelation traces of the laser pulses at a relative phase setting (a) out of antiresonance and (b) near antiresonance. The pulse widths were obtained by assuming sech2 pulse shapes.

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