Abstract

We demonstrate passively mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:glass lasers with different media such as silicate, phosphate, and fluorophosphate that are homogeneously or inhomogeneously broadened. An antiresonant Fabry–Perot saturable absorber starts and stabilizes the soliton mode-locked Nd:glass lasers, producing pulses as short as 130 fs at an average output power of 100 mW. With a cw Ti:sapphire pump laser we obtain pulses as short as 90 fs.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measured fluorescence spectra (dotted curves) and cw lasing output spectra (solid curves) at an absorbed pump power of ≈1 W for the three types of glass, reflecting the inhomogeneous broadening of the fluorophosphate and the silicate and homogeneous broadening of the phosphate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Shortest pulse (autocorrelation and spectrum) obtained from the Ti:sapphire-pumped Nd:silicate laser. The dotted curves are fits to an ideal sech2 pulse shape.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Diode-pumped Nd:glass laser setup. HR, highly reflecting mirror.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Diode-pumped Nd:fluorophosphate laser: (a) noncollinear autocorrelation and spectrum, (b) high-dynamic- range autocorrelation.

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