Abstract

We passively Q switched a Nd:LaSc3(BO3)4 microchip laser with an antiresonant Fabry–Perot saturable absorber (A-FPSA) and achieved single-frequency, 180-ps pulses with 0.1 μJ of pulse energy at a repetition rate of 110 kHz. Because of the compactness and scaling possibilities offered by the A-FPSA, the pulse width can be varied from 180 ps to 30 ns and the repetition rate from 50 kHz to 7 MHz.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Braun, B.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Calasso, I.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

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[CrossRef]

Chiu, T. H.

Dill, C.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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

Kamp, M.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Knappe, R.

B. Beier, J.-P. Meyn, R. Knappe, K.-J. Boller, G. Huber, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 58, 381 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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

Laptev, V. V.

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

Lee, K. K.

P. Wang, S.-H. Zhou, K. K. Lee, Y. C. Chen, Opt. Commun. 114, 439 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Matsnev, S. Y.

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

Meyn, J.-P.

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

B. Beier, J.-P. Meyn, R. Knappe, K.-J. Boller, G. Huber, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 58, 381 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J.-P. Meyn, “Neodym-Lanthan-Scandium-Borat: Ein neues Material für miniaturisierte Festkörperlaser,” Ph.D. dissertation (Universität Hamburg, 1994).

Miller, D. A. B.

Ochoa, J.

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2, p. 139.

Wallenstein, R.

B. Beier, J.-P. Meyn, R. Knappe, K.-J. Boller, G. Huber, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 58, 381 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wang, P.

P. Wang, S.-H. Zhou, K. K. Lee, Y. C. Chen, Opt. Commun. 114, 439 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zayhowski, J. J.

J. J. Zayhowski, C. Dill, Opt. Lett. 19, 1427 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. J. Zayhowski, Opt. Lett. 15, 431 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2, p. 139.

Zhou, S.-H.

P. Wang, S.-H. Zhou, K. K. Lee, Y. C. Chen, Opt. Commun. 114, 439 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

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

B. Beier, J.-P. Meyn, R. Knappe, K.-J. Boller, G. Huber, R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 58, 381 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 169 (1976).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Wang, S.-H. Zhou, K. K. Lee, Y. C. Chen, Opt. Commun. 114, 439 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, U. Keller, Opt. Eng. 34, 2024 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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

Other (2)

J. J. Zayhowski, J. Ochoa, C. Dill, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper CTuM2, p. 139.

J.-P. Meyn, “Neodym-Lanthan-Scandium-Borat: Ein neues Material für miniaturisierte Festkörperlaser,” Ph.D. dissertation (Universität Hamburg, 1994).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Oscilloscope trace of the single-frequency 180-ps-long Q-switched pulse with a pulse energy of 0.1 μJ and a repetition rate of 110 kHz.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Layout of the Q-switched Nd:LSB laser with an A-FPSA directly contacted to the crystal. LT, low-temperature; MQW, multiple quantum well.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Pulse width and (b) repetition rate of the Q-switched Nd:LSB laser as a function of the pump power for different top reflectors on the A-FPSA.

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Table 1 Material Properties of Nd:LSB and Nd:YAG

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