Abstract

A diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser has been acousto-optically mode locked at a 2-GHz repetition rate, giving pulse widths of 7 psec with an average power of 135 mW at a wavelength of 1.047 μm. The 2-GHz pulse rate corresponds to a free-space cavity length of 7.5 cm, while the laser's actual cavity length is approximately 6.6 cm. The mode locker consists of a sapphire substrate with a lithium niobate transducer, giving 0.5% loss modulation per watt. Stable mode-locked pulses were achieved for loss modulations of 1% or greater.

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1990 (1)

1989 (4)

T. Sizer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2694 (1989).
[Crossref]

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 1025 (1989).
[Crossref]

1988 (1)

Basu, S.

Bloom, D. M.

Burdge, G. L.

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

Byer, R. L.

Ferguson, A. I.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 1025 (1989).
[Crossref]

Gerstenberger, D. C.

Ho, P.-T.

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

Khuri-Yakub, B. T.

Lee, C. H.

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

Li, K. D.

Maker, G. T.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 1025 (1989).
[Crossref]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Sizer, T.

T. Sizer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2694 (1989).
[Crossref]

Weingarten, K. J.

Yan, L.

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

T. Sizer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2694 (1989).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 1025 (1989).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. Yan, P.-T. Ho, C. H. Lee, G. L. Burdge, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2431 (1989).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986).

Newport Electro-Optics Systems, 4451B Enterprise Court, Melbourne, Fla. 32934.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the 2-GHz mode-locked laser cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured autocorrelation (solid curve) of the 2-GHz laser with 4.2 W of absorbed power in the mode locker and the ideal 7.1-psec autocorrelation (dotted curve).

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η ( t ) = sin 2 [ π 2 λ 0 cos ( θ B ) ( M α d L W P 0 ) 1 / 2 sin ( 2 π f t ) ] ,
η dc 1 4 ( π λ 0 ) 2 M α d L W P 0 ,

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