Abstract

The operation of a Nd: YLF laser pumped by a cw 1-W diode and mode locked by a piezoelectrically induced strain-optic light modulator is described. Pulse durations of 7 psec with 160 mW of output power have been achieved at a repetition rate of 160 MHz.

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1990 (4)

1989 (2)

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

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

1988 (2)

T. Juhasz, J. Kuhl, W. E. Bron, Opt. Lett. 13, 577 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Moriomoto, T. Kobayashy, T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 94 (1988).
[Crossref]

1987 (1)

1970 (1)

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Avramopoulos, H.

Bado, P.

Bloom, D. M.

Bouvier, M.

Bron, W. E.

Coe, J. S.

Ferguson, A. I.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

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

Gerstenberger, D. C.

Juhasz, T.

Keller, U.

Khuri-Yakub, B. T.

Kobayashy, T.

A. Moriomoto, T. Kobayashy, T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 94 (1988).
[Crossref]

Krausz, F.

L. Turi, C. Kuti, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1234 (1990).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, L. Turi, C. Kuti, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1415 (1990).
[Crossref]

Kuhl, J.

Kuizenga, D. J.

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Kuti, C.

F. Krausz, L. Turi, C. Kuti, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1415 (1990).
[Crossref]

L. Turi, C. Kuti, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1234 (1990).
[Crossref]

Li, K. D.

Maker, G. T.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

Marker, G. T.

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

Moriomoto, A.

A. Moriomoto, T. Kobayashy, T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 94 (1988).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, A. J.

F. Krausz, L. Turi, C. Kuti, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1415 (1990).
[Crossref]

Siegman, A. E.

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

Sizer, T.

Sueta, T.

A. Moriomoto, T. Kobayashy, T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 94 (1988).
[Crossref]

Turi, L.

L. Turi, C. Kuti, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1234 (1990).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, L. Turi, C. Kuti, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1415 (1990).
[Crossref]

Walker, S. J.

Weingarten, K. J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 403 (1989).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, L. Turi, C. Kuti, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1415 (1990).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

D. J. Kuizenga, A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-6, 694 (1970).
[Crossref]

A. Moriomoto, T. Kobayashy, T. Sueta, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 94 (1988).
[Crossref]

L. Turi, C. Kuti, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1234 (1990).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (4)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. L1, L2, and L3 are lenses with focal lengths of 8, 8, and 15 cm. The coating on the rear surface of the YLF crystal is highly reflecting (HR) at 1.047 μm and highly transmitting (HT) at 798 nm. ML, mode locker.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of the zero-order transmission of the PESO light modulator as a function of time at 300 mW of absorbed driving power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Real-time autocorrelation trace of the laser pulses. If a Gaussian pulse shape is assumed, pulse duration is approximately 7 psec.

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I ( t ) = J 0 2 ( θ m sin ω m t ) ,

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