Abstract

A mode-locked Nd:YLF laser is described, which uses two diode-pumped Nd:YLF rods and intracavity doubling in LiB3O5 to give an all-solid-state source of high-beam-quality 659-nm red light suitable for pumping Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:LiSAF. Significant increases in the quantity of 659-nm light produced on active mode locking of the laser are characterized. Reductions in the noise characteristics of the 659-nm output by detuning the mode-locking frequency from cavity resonance indicate a preferential mode of operation for this device.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the intracavity-doubled Nd:YLF laser cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Efficiency of red production as (a) a function of incident diode power and (b) a function of intracavity power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity fluctuations of the signal from the intracavity-doubled cavity for modulation (ai) on cavity resonance, (bi) detuned by 1 kHz from resonance, and (ci) detuned by 3 kHz and (di) no modulation cw lasing. (aii), (bii), (cii) The 1.32-μm pulse shapes for the detunings of (ai), (bi), and (ci), respectively.

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