Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time, to our knowledge, a diode-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser, operating on the F324I924 transition of the neodymium ion at 914 nm. We obtained 8.8 ps pulses at approximately 914 nm at a repetition rate of 94 MHz, and an averaged output power of 87 mW by using a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

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2005 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (1)

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

Braun, B.

Czeranowsky, C.

M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, C. Czeranowsky, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.Marshall, ed., Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), pp. 470-475.

Ebling, D.

Golling, M.

Heine, F.

Heumann, E.

M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, C. Czeranowsky, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.Marshall, ed., Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), pp. 470-475.

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, C. Czeranowsky, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.Marshall, ed., Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), pp. 470-475.

Kaminskii, A.

A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals: their Physics and Properties, 2nd ed. (Springer, 1990), p. 130.

Keller, U.

Kellner, T.

Krainer, L.

Morier-Genoud, F.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Moser, M.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

A. Schlatter, L. Krainer, M. Golling, R. Paschotta, D. Ebling, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 30, 44 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Peuser, P.

Schlatter, A.

Schmidt, M.

M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, C. Czeranowsky, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.Marshall, ed., Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), pp. 470-475.

Zeller, P.

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

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Kellner, F. Heine, G. Huber, C. Hönninger, B. Braun, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 6 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (3)

A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals: their Physics and Properties, 2nd ed. (Springer, 1990), p. 130.

M. Schmidt, E. Heumann, C. Czeranowsky, and G. Huber, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C.Marshall, ed., Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), pp. 470-475.

www.batop.de/products/saturablelowbarabsorber/SAM/pdflowbarsheets/940nm/sam-940-2.pdf.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) Experimental setup for (a) cw operation and (b) the mode-locked regime. (a) M1, HT at 1064 nm, R = 97 % at 914 nm; M2, HT at 1064 nm, HR at 914 nm, radius of curvature ( RoC ) = 200 mm ; M3: HT at 808 and 1064 nm, HR at 914 nm; L1: f = 50 mm ; L2: f = 80 mm . Distances: M 1 M 2 = 600 mm , M 2 crystal = 105 mm , crystal M 3 = 5 mm . (b) M4, HT at 1064 nm, HR at 914 nm, RoC = 200 mm ; M5, HT at 1064 nm, HR at 914 nm, RoC = 100 mm . Distances: M 1 M 2 = 600 mm , M 2 crystal = 105 mm , crystal M 3 = 20 mm , M 3 M 4 = 85 mm , M 4 M 5 = 700 mm , and M 5 SESAM = 50 mm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) Autocorrelation trace of pulses obtained at 913.8 nm. Duration, 8.8 ps assuming a sech 2 shape.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(Color online) Optical spectrum of the 8.8 ps pulses at 913.8 nm (solid curve) and natural cw spectrum (dashed curve). The inset represents the 8.8 ps pulse spectrum with a large scale to show off the absence of the 1064 nm line.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Color online) Pulse trains observed with two different time scales: (a) 400 ns, (b) 100 μ s .

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