Abstract

Stable mode-locking of a diode-pumped Nd:GSAG laser emitting at 942nm between the F234I924 transition has been demonstrated. With a z cavity and a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror passive mode locker, we obtained 8.7ps pulses at repetition rate of 95.6MHz and average output power of 510mW. The total optical efficiency is about 3.1%.

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F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

Feng, B.

Fontaine-Aupart, M. P.

Gao, C.-Q.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
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Golling, M.

He, K.

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[CrossRef]

He, K.-N.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Heine, F.

Hönninger, C.

Huber, G.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, X. Wang, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 89, 305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Ileri, B.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, X. Wang, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 89, 305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

B. Ileri, C. Czeranowsky, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2005 (IEEE, 2005), p. 10.
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kellner, T.

Krainer, L.

Lévêque-Fort, S.

Li, D.

Li, D.-H.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Li, Q.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Nikolov, S.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

Paschotta, R.

Petermann, K.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, X. Wang, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 89, 305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

B. Ileri, C. Czeranowsky, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2005 (IEEE, 2005), p. 10.
[CrossRef]

Reichel, R.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

Schlatter, A.

Schmidt Daniel, D.

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

Strohmaier, S. G. P.

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Commun. 275, 170 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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C. D. Brandle, Jr. and C. Vanderleeden, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 10, 67 (1974).
[CrossRef]

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Wang, J.-Y.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, S.

S. Wang, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Chen, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 92, 43 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

S. Wang, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Chen, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 92, 43 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, X. Wang, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 89, 305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Z.

Wei, Z.-Y.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xu, C.

C. Xu, Z. Wei, K. He, D. Li, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Commun. 281, 4398 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xu, C.-W.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, D.

Zhang, H.

Zhang, H.-J.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

C. Xu, Z. Wei, K. He, D. Li, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Commun. 281, 4398 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

Zhang, Z.-G.

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, X. Wang, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 89, 305 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Wang, X. Wang, F. Kallmeyer, J. Chen, and H. J. Eichler, Appl. Phys. B 92, 43 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. Lett. (1)

K.-N. He, Z.-Y. Wei, C.-W. Xu, D.-H. Li, Z.-G. Zhang, H.-J. Zhang, J.-Y. Wang, and C.-Q. Gao, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 4286 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. D. Brandle, Jr. and C. Vanderleeden, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 10, 67 (1974).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

C. Xu, Z. Wei, K. He, D. Li, Y. Zhang, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Commun. 281, 4398 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. G. P. Strohmaier, H. J. Eichler, C. Czeranowsky, B. Ileri, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, Opt. Commun. 275, 170 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

F. Kallmeyer, M. Dziedzina, D. Schmidt Daniel, H.-J. Eichler, R. Reichel, and S. Nikolov, Proc. SPIE 6451, 64510J.1 (2007).

Other (2)

B. Ileri, C. Czeranowsky, K. Petermann, and G. Huber, in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, 2005 (IEEE, 2005), p. 10.
[CrossRef]

http://www.coherent.com.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. Mirrors: M1: HT@808 nm and 106 nm, HR@942 nm; M2: HR@942 nm, HT@1064 nm, radius of curvature (RoC)=500 nm; M3: T=3%@942 nm, HT@1064 nm, RoC=100 nm. Distances: L1=8 mm, L2=250 mm, L3=1250 mm, L4=47 mm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dependence of the mode-locked laser output power on incident pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured M 2 for tangential direction ( R x ) and sagittal direction ( R y ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse trains observed with two different time scales: a, 4 ns /div; b, 1 μ s /div.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The autocorrelation signal indicates 8.7 ps pulse duration if a Gaussian shape (left) is assumed. The corresponding mode-locked pulse spectrum (right) has a width of 0.65 nm .

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