Abstract

We report on the self-mode locking of a diode-laser-pumped Nd:YLF laser. Pulses of 6-ps duration have been obtained by using only a glass rod placed at an intracavity focus and an aperturing slit near the output coupler to achieve pulse shaping. The mode-locking mechanism is believed to be that of self-focusing (Kerr lens mode locking) owing to the optical Kerr effect in the glass rod. The pulses are approximately bandwidth limited, and the process can be self-started by a mechanical perturbation to the system.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. K. J. Blow, D. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 13, 1026 (1988).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. L. Y. Liu, J. M. Huxley, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Opt. Lett. 15, 553 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. J. M. Liu, J. K. Chee, Opt. Lett. 15, 658 (1990).
  5. F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. U. Keller, W. H. Knox, H. Roskos, Opt. Lett. 15, 1377 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. U. Keller, T. K. Woodward, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, Opt. Lett. 16, 390 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 16, 42 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  9. D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.
  10. U. Keller, G. W. ‘tHooft, W. H. Knox, J. E. Cunningham, Opt. Lett. 16, 1022 (1991).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper MB8.
  12. G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.
  13. G. T. Maker, S. J. Keen, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 1675 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  14. G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 14, 788 (1989).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. S. Basu, R. L. Byer, Opt. Lett. 13, 458 (1988).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2386 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  17. G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 25, 1025 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  18. T. Jahasz, S. T. Lai, M. A. Pessot, Opt. Lett. 15, 1458 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  19. U. Keller, K. D. Li, B. T. Khuri-Yakub, D. M. Bloom, K. J. Weingarten, D. C. Gerstenberger, Opt. Lett. 15, 45 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. S. J. Walker, H. Avramopoulos, T. Sizer, Opt. Lett. 15, 1070 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. K. J. Weingarten, D. C. Shannon, R. W. Wallace, U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 15, 962 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 15, 504 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. G. P. A. Malcolm, P. F. Curley, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 15, 1303 (1990).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 150 (1984).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (2)

1990 (11)

1989 (4)

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

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

1988 (3)

1984 (1)

‘tHooft, G. W.

Avramopoulos, H.

Basu, S.

Bloom, D. M.

Blow, K. J.

Brabec, T.

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Byer, R. L.

Chee, J. K.

J. M. Liu, J. K. Chee, Opt. Lett. 15, 658 (1990).

Cho, A. Y.

Cunningham, J. E.

Curley, P. F.

Fan, T. Y.

Ferguson, A. I.

G. P. A. Malcolm, P. F. Curley, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 15, 1303 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

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

Feugnet, G.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.

Fork, R. L.

Fujimoto, J. G.

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 15, 504 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Gabetta, G.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Gerstenberger, D. C.

Goldblatt, N.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.

Goodberlet, J.

Gordon, J. P.

Haus, H. A.

L. Y. Liu, J. M. Huxley, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Opt. Lett. 15, 553 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Huang, D.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Huxley, J. M.

Ippen, E. P.

L. Y. Liu, J. M. Huxley, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Opt. Lett. 15, 553 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Jacobson, J.

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 15, 504 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Jahasz, T.

Kean, P. N.

Keen, S. J.

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

Keller, U.

Khuri-Yakub, B. T.

Knox, W. H.

Krausz, F.

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Lai, S. T.

Li, K. D.

Liu, J. M.

J. M. Liu, J. K. Chee, Opt. Lett. 15, 658 (1990).

Liu, L. Y.

Maker, G. T.

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

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

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

Malcolm, G. P. A.

Martinez, O. E.

McCarthy, N.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper MB8.

Negus, D. K.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.

Nelson, D. P.

Pessot, M. A.

Piché, M.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper MB8.

Ramaswamy, M.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Roskos, H.

Salin, F.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper MB8.

Schmidt, A. J.

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Schulz, P. A.

Shannon, D. C.

Sibbett, W.

Sivco, D. L.

Sizer, T.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Spinelli, L.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.

Walker, S. J.

Wallace, R. W.

Wang, J.

Weingarten, K. J.

Wintner, E.

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Woodward, T. K.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

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]

Electron. Lett. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (18)

T. Jahasz, S. T. Lai, M. A. Pessot, Opt. Lett. 15, 1458 (1990).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, K. D. Li, B. T. Khuri-Yakub, D. M. Bloom, K. J. Weingarten, D. C. Gerstenberger, Opt. Lett. 15, 45 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. J. Walker, H. Avramopoulos, T. Sizer, Opt. Lett. 15, 1070 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. J. Weingarten, D. C. Shannon, R. W. Wallace, U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 15, 962 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Jacobson, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 15, 504 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. P. A. Malcolm, P. F. Curley, A. I. Ferguson, Opt. Lett. 15, 1303 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 150 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. J. Blow, D. P. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 13, 1026 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, Opt. Lett. 14, 1125 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Y. Liu, J. M. Huxley, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, Opt. Lett. 15, 553 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Liu, J. K. Chee, Opt. Lett. 15, 658 (1990).

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 1082 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, H. Roskos, Opt. Lett. 15, 1377 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Keller, T. K. Woodward, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho, Opt. Lett. 16, 390 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 16, 42 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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

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

U. Keller, G. W. ‘tHooft, W. H. Knox, J. E. Cunningham, Opt. Lett. 16, 1022 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper MB8.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP4.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the self-mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YLF laser. The modulator is used only as an aid during the initial alignment and plays no role in the self-mode-locking process.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical background-free autocorrelation of pulse of 9.4-ps FWHM, which corresponds to a pulse duration of 6 ps if a sech2 pulse shape is assumed.

Metrics