Abstract

We report on high-repetition-rate frequency-modulation mode locking of all-solid-state neodymium lasers operating at a 1.3-μm wavelength. At a repetition rate of 1 GHz, pulses of 12- and 8-ps durations with average powers of 162 and 240 mW have been obtained for 3-W diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YLF lasers, respectively. Driven relaxation oscillations of a frequency-modulation mode-locked cw laser are also described.

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G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 14, 788 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. J. Keen, G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 490 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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

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

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

S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2164 (1989).
[CrossRef]

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
[CrossRef]

S. Basu, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 13, 458 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 56, 351 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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H. J. Eichler, K. Krauser, Opt. Commun. 52, 129 (1984).
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1969 (1)

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Bloom, D. M.

Brabec, T.

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Eichler, H. J.

H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 56, 351 (1986).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eichler, K. Krauser, Opt. Commun. 52, 129 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ferguson, A. I.

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

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 14, 788 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. J. Keen, G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 490 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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

S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2164 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gerstenberger, D. C.

Hanna, D. C.

D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Keen, S. J.

S. J. Keen, G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 490 (1989).
[CrossRef]

S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2164 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Khuri-yakub, B. T.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).

Krauser, K.

H. J. Eichler, K. Krauser, Opt. Commun. 52, 129 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kuizenga, D. J.

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

Li, K. D.

Maker, G. T.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 14, 788 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

S. J. Keen, G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 490 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, A. J.

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Shannon, D. C.

Siegman, A. E.

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

Sizer, T.

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

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[CrossRef]

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Weingarten, K. J.

Wintner, E.

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

Yeh, P.

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (5)

F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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

S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2164 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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

Electron. Lett. (2)

S. J. Keen, G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 490 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 483 (1969).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

H. J. Eichler, K. Krauser, Opt. Commun. 52, 129 (1984).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eichler, Opt. Commun. 56, 351 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Lett. (1)

See, for example, E. B. Treacy, Phys. Lett. 28A, 34 (1968); W. J. Tomlinson, R. H. Stolen, C. V. Shank, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 139 (1984); A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 332 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 2nd ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).

A. Yariv, P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals (Wiley, New York, 1984).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the 1-GHz repetition-rate FM mode-locked 1.3-μm Nd:YAG laser system pumped with a 3-W diode laser. LD, laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Detection-limited pulses at a 1-GHz repetition rate on the sampling oscilloscope.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Second-harmonic generation autocorrelation traces of the mode-locked pulses. The best fit to these were Lorentzian-shaped pulses of (a) 12 ps in the Nd:YAG laser and (b) 8 ps in the Nd:YLF laser.

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