Abstract

A diode-pumped Nd3+:YVO4 laser passively mode locked by a nonlinear mirror based on second-harmonic generation has been developed. Pumping with a fiber-coupled 10-W diode array, we generated nearly diffraction limited, linearly polarized 11-ps pulses at 1064  nm, with average power of 2.7  W at a 150-MHz repetition rate. Pulses as short as 7.9  ps were measured with reduced output power (1.35  W) by optimal focusing in the nonlinear crystal.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2097 (1992).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol.  1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 38.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2097 (1992).
[Crossref]

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G. Cerullo, M. B. Danailov, S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, D. Segala, and S. Taccheo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2392 (1994).
[Crossref]

Spielmann, C.

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2097 (1992).
[Crossref]

Stankov, K. A.

Taccheo, S.

G. Cerullo, M. B. Danailov, S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, D. Segala, and S. Taccheo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2392 (1994).
[Crossref]

Tsuda, S.

Wallenstein, R.

B. Ruffing, A. Nebel, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 199.

Watts, M. L.

Wintner, E.

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2097 (1992).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

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

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. Cerullo, M. B. Danailov, S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, D. Segala, and S. Taccheo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2392 (1994).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2097 (1992).
[Crossref]

K. Kato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1137 (1991).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

B. Henrich and R. Beigang, Opt. Commun. 135, 300 (1997).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

B. Ruffing, A. Nebel, and R. Wallenstein, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 199.

V. Pruneri, S. D. Butterworth, P. G. Kazansky, W. A. Clarkson, N. Moore, and D. C. Hanna, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol.  1 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 38.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of the cw mode-locked laser. FCD, 10-W fiber-coupled diode array.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

7.9-ps pulse autocorrelation (sech2 fit). SH, second harmonic.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power in cw operation and in the passive NLM regime (ML).

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