Abstract

We passively mode locked a diode-pumped neodymium lanthanum scandium borate laser with an antiresonant Fabry–Perot saturable absorber and achieved 2.8-ps pulses at an average output power of 400 mW and a pump power of 1.2 W. With Ti:sapphire laser pumping we obtained pulses as short as 1.6 ps. Intracavity doubling produced 190 mW of 531-nm light for a diode-pump power of 1.2 W, resulting in a conversion efficiency of 48% with respect to the fundamental and 16% with respect to the diode-pump power. Noise characterization of the laser demonstrates a trade-off between high conversion efficiency and low intensity noise.

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[CrossRef]

L. R. Brovelli, I. D. Jung, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, M. Moser, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 31, 287 (1995).
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[PubMed]

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Knox, W. H.

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S. A. Kutovoi, V. V. Laptev, S. Y. Matsnev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 21, 131 (1991).
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N. MacKinnon, B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
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G. P. A. Malcolm, M. Ebrahimzadeh, A. I. Ferguson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1172 (1992).
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L. R. Marshall, A. D. Hays, A. Kaz, R. L. Burnham, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1158 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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S. A. Kutovoi, V. V. Laptev, S. Y. Matsnev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 21, 131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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J.-P. Meyn, T. Jensen, G. Huber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 913 (1994).
[CrossRef]

B. Braun, U. Keller, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, T. H. Chiu, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 155.

J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Elecro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 78.

Miller, D. A. B.

Mlynek, J.

Moser, M.

I. D. Jung, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, M. Moser, Opt. Lett. 20, 1559 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. R. Brovelli, I. D. Jung, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, M. Moser, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 31, 287 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

Nabors, C. D.

W. J. Kozlovsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Negus, D. K.

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper WE 2.

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C. B. Hitz, L. M. Osterink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 378 (1971).
[CrossRef]

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Qian, L. J.

Reed, M. K.

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper WE 2.

Roy, R.

Schiller, S.

Shi, C.

Sinclair, B. D.

N. MacKinnon, B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Steiner-Shepard, M. K.

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper WE 2.

Svelto, O.

Tang, C. L.

Tsuda, S.

Weingarten, K. J.

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. J. Weingarten, B. Braun, U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 19, 1140 (1994).
[PubMed]

Wiesenfeld, K.

Appl. Phys. B (3)

B. Braun, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 429 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, B. Braun, U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 61, 569 (1995).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 58, 347 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. B. Hitz, L. M. Osterink, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 378 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

L. R. Brovelli, I. D. Jung, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, M. Moser, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 31, 287 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (5)

L. R. Marshall, A. D. Hays, A. Kaz, R. L. Burnham, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1158 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J.-P. Meyn, T. Jensen, G. Huber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 913 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Askin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Kozlovsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

G. P. A. Malcolm, M. Ebrahimzadeh, A. I. Ferguson, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1172 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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D. C. Gerstenberger, Lett. 16, 992 (1991).

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. MacKinnon, B. D. Sinclair, Opt. Commun. 105, 183 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (11)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. A. Kutovoi, V. V. Laptev, S. Y. Matsnev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 21, 131 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, in Conference on Lasers and Elecro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 78.

B. Braun, U. Keller, J.-P. Meyn, G. Huber, T. H. Chiu, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 155.

M. K. Reed, M. K. Steiner-Shepard, D. K. Negus, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper WE 2.

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