Abstract

We demonstrate what is to our knowledge the first mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser operating on the F43/2I49/2 transition at 914 nm. Using a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror for passive mode locking, we have obtained 3-ps pulses at a repetition rate of 233.8 MHz. The laser is based on a standard delta cavity and is pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser. We obtained an average output power of 42 mW through one mirror and an accumulated output power of 150 mW (through all cavity mirrors) at a pump power of 1.4 W.

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U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
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1988 (1)

1987 (1)

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
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Arbore, M. A.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Asom, M. T.

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Balsley, D. R.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Beach, R.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Black, J. F.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Bonaccini, D.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Boyd, G. D.

Braun, B.

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1663 (1998).
[Crossref]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Brooks, J. L.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Byer, M.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Byer, R. L.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
[Crossref]

Cassanho, A.

R. D. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, and A. Cassanho, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), paper TuB17.

Cernusca, M.

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Chai, B. H. T.

L. Fornasiero, S. Kück, T. Jensen, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. B 67, 549 (1998).
[Crossref]

Chiu, T. H.

Dawson, J. W.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Drobshoff, A.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Eyres, L. A.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Fan, T. Y.

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
[Crossref]

Ferguson, J. F.

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Fornasiero, L.

L. Fornasiero, S. Kück, T. Jensen, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. B 67, 549 (1998).
[Crossref]

Hackenberg, W.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Heine, F.

Hofer, M.

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hofer, R.

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Hollemann, G.

S. Knoke, K. Pachomis, and G. Hollemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CFE5.

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 46 (1999).
[Crossref]

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1663 (1998).
[Crossref]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

Ippen, E. P.

T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
[Crossref]

Jensen, T.

L. Fornasiero, S. Kück, T. Jensen, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. B 67, 549 (1998).
[Crossref]

Jenssen, H. P.

R. D. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, and A. Cassanho, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), paper TuB17.

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kane, T. J.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Kärtner, F. X.

T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
[Crossref]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Keaton, G.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Keller, U.

Kellner, T.

Knoke, S.

S. Knoke, K. Pachomis, and G. Hollemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CFE5.

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kück, S.

L. Fornasiero, S. Kück, T. Jensen, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. B 67, 549 (1998).
[Crossref]

Leonardo, M.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Liao, Z.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Miller, D. A. B.

Morehead, J. J.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Ober, M. H.

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Pachomis, K.

S. Knoke, K. Pachomis, and G. Hollemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CFE5.

Paschotta, R.

Payne, S. A.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Pennington, D. M.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Peterson, R. D.

R. D. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, and A. Cassanho, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), paper TuB17.

Peuser, P.

Reider, G. A.

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rich, C.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Richard, D. J.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Risk, W. P.

Schibli, T. R.

T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
[Crossref]

Smoliar, L. A.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Taylor, L.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

Thoen, E. R.

T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
[Crossref]

Weingarten, K. J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

Zeller, P.

Zhou, Y.

T. J. Kane, G. Keaton, M. A. Arbore, D. R. Balsley, J. F. Black, J. L. Brooks, M. Byer, L. A. Eyres, M. Leonardo, J. J. Morehead, C. Rich, D. J. Richard, L. A. Smoliar, and Y. Zhou, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD7.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

L. Fornasiero, S. Kück, T. Jensen, G. Huber, and B. H. T. Chai, Appl. Phys. B 67, 549 (1998).
[Crossref]

T. R. Schibli, E. R. Thoen, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 70, 41 (2000).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Y. Fan and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 23, 605 (1987).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435 (1996).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Nature (1)

U. Keller, Nature 424, 831 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. Hofer, M. Hofer, G. A. Reider, M. Cernusca, and M. H. Ober, Opt. Commun. 140, 242 (1997).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (5)

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, M. Ebnöther, E. Gini, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B paper 1432-0649, http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/main.asp?wasp=ba750ycdwm0tyj9e7ad3 .

R. D. Peterson, H. P. Jenssen, and A. Cassanho, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), paper TuB17.

S. Knoke, K. Pachomis, and G. Hollemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CFE5.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, A. Drobshoff, Z. Liao, D. M. Pennington, S. A. Payne, L. Taylor, W. Hackenberg, and D. Bonaccini, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, G. J. Quarles, ed., Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper MD8.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Ti:sapphire laser pumped cavity. Arm lengths are as follows: a2, 176 mm; a1, 39 mm; b1, 57 mm; b2, 331 mm; b3, 35 mm. Radii of curvature of mirrors: M2, 75 mm; M3, 100 mm; M4, 75 mm; d, thickness of the laser crystal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power (in one of the beams through mirror M4) as function of pump power. The pump power incident upon the crystal is 10% less owing to losses in the lens and the pump mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The radio-frequency spectrum of the output power shows a repetition rate of 233.77 MHz. Q-switched mode locking would cause side peaks at a difference frequency of 100 kHz. Resolution bandwidth, 10 kHz. The spectrum is free of beat notes that could be caused by multiple transverse beam modes (inset). Resolution bandwidth, 1 MHz.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The laser is operating at 914 nm while the 1064-nm line is strongly suppressed. The resolution bandwidth of this spectrum is 2 nm. The noise floor is given by the optical spectrum analyzer (osa), not by amplified stimulated emission.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The optical spectrum is centered at 914 nm and has a full width at half-maximum of 1.5 nm (Gaussian fit); osa, optical spectrum analyzer. The resolution of the measurement is 0.1 nm. Inset, optical spectrum on a logarithmic scale (resolution, 0.1 nm).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Measured autocorrelation trace.

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