Abstract

A second-harmonic nonlinear mirror formed by a LiIO3 frequency doubler and a dichroic output mirror is employed to mode lock the 1.34-μm transition of a pulsed Nd:YAlO3 laser. Pulses of 15-ps duration are reliably generated simultaneously at 1.34 and 0.67 μm.

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  1. J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).
  2. I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
    [Crossref]
  3. G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. J. Witte, The High-Power Iodine Laser, Vol. 34 of Springer Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).
  4. M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
    [Crossref]
  5. K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B 45, 191 (1988).
    [Crossref]
  6. K. A. Stankov, J. Jethwa, Opt. Commun. 66, 41 (1988).
    [Crossref]
  7. K. A. Stankov, Opt. Lett. 14, 359 (1989).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  8. K. A. Stankov, “25-ps pulses from a Nd:YAG laser mode locked by a frequency-doubling β-BBa2O4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).
  9. I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).
  10. The Nd:YAlO3 laser rod was supplied by Monokrystaly Turnov, Czechoslovakia.

1989 (1)

1988 (3)

M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
[Crossref]

K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B 45, 191 (1988).
[Crossref]

K. A. Stankov, J. Jethwa, Opt. Commun. 66, 41 (1988).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).

Beaupére, D.

J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).

Belousova, I. M.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Brederlow, G.

G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. J. Witte, The High-Power Iodine Laser, Vol. 34 of Springer Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).

Buchvarov, I.

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

de Witte, O.

J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).

Farcy, J.-C.

J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).

Fill, E.

G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. J. Witte, The High-Power Iodine Laser, Vol. 34 of Springer Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).

Georgiev, D.

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Grenishin, A. S.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Jelinek, M.

M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
[Crossref]

Jelinkova, H.

M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
[Crossref]

Jethwa, J.

K. A. Stankov, J. Jethwa, Opt. Commun. 66, 41 (1988).
[Crossref]

Kiselev, V. M.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Kubelka, J.

M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
[Crossref]

Kudinova, M. A.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Saltiel, S.

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Slominskii, Yu. L.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Stankov, K. A.

K. A. Stankov, Opt. Lett. 14, 359 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B 45, 191 (1988).
[Crossref]

K. A. Stankov, J. Jethwa, Opt. Commun. 66, 41 (1988).
[Crossref]

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

K. A. Stankov, “25-ps pulses from a Nd:YAG laser mode locked by a frequency-doubling β-BBa2O4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

Tolmachev, A. I.

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Witte, K. J.

G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. J. Witte, The High-Power Iodine Laser, Vol. 34 of Springer Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B 45, 191 (1988).
[Crossref]

C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B (1)

J.-C. Farcy, D. Beaupére, O. de Witte, C. R. Acad. Sci. Ser. B 284, 467 (1977).

Czech. J. Phys. B (1)

M. Jelinek, H. Jelinkova, J. Kubelka, Czech. J. Phys. B 38, 119 (1988).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. A. Stankov, J. Jethwa, Opt. Commun. 66, 41 (1988).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

I. M. Belousova, A. S. Grenishin, V. M. Kiselev, M. A. Kudinova, Yu. L. Slominskii, A. I. Tolmachev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1502 (1982).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. J. Witte, The High-Power Iodine Laser, Vol. 34 of Springer Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).

K. A. Stankov, “25-ps pulses from a Nd:YAG laser mode locked by a frequency-doubling β-BBa2O4 crystal,” Appl. Phys. Lett. (to be published).

I. Buchvarov, S. Saltiel, K. A. Stankov, D. Georgiev, “Pulse shortening in an actively mode-locked laser with a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

The Nd:YAlO3 laser rod was supplied by Monokrystaly Turnov, Czechoslovakia.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration of the mode-locked Nd:YAlO3 laser: M1, end cavity mirror highly reflecting at 1.34 μm (F) and highly transmitting at 1.08 μm; M2, output mirror highly reflecting at 0.67 μm (SH), highly transmitting at 1.08 μm, and 24% reflecting at 1.34 μm; A, aperture for fundamental transverse mode selection; LiIO3, frequency-doubling crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Part of the pulse train. The length of the white bar corresponds to 10 ns.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Streak-camera analysis of the individual pulse duration at the pulse train end exhibiting 15-ps pulse duration. The two pulse curves were obtained by means of a glass étalon with a double-transit time of 220 ps.

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