Abstract

Continuous-wave mode locking (CW-ML) of a diode-pumped Nd3+:BaY2F8 laser is reported for the first time to our knowledge. Pulses as short as 4.8 ps were measured with a total output power of 1 W at 1049 nm, corresponding to 3.4 W of absorbed power from the pump diode at 806 nm. A novel technique for passive stabilization of CW-ML has been demonstrated.

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T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. F. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of the resonator for CW-ML operation: M1, RoC of 100 mm; M2, RoC of 500 mm; M3, RoC of 250 mm; OC, output coupler; mirror; other abbreviations defined in text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation trace of the shortest pulses obtained and (inset) a related spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Regions of stable CW-ML (shaded) with the pulse duration predicted by the numerical model. The SHG and SPM contributions from relation (3) (normalized to ξ) are also displayed.

Equations (3)

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Ec=EAELΔR1/2,
Ec=EAΔR2β˜+1EL1/2,
Eωl1-ξ2 sinc2Δkl2-iξ2Δkl×1-sincΔkl2cosΔkl22Eω0,

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