Abstract

Periodically poled stoichiometric lithium-tantalate is used for mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser by intracavity second-harmonic generation. Stable and self-starting operation is observed achieving average output powers of up to 5W at a pulse-repetition rate of 107MHz. The obtained pulse durations range from 6.5ps at maximum output power down to 3.2ps at 1.4W.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser cavity: F1, F2, pump objective; AE, Nd : Gd V O 4 active element; M, M1, M2, highly reflecting mirrors; F3, focusing lens; NLC, PPMgSLT; OC, output coupler. The physical cavity length amounts to 1.4 m .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized intracavity SH power divided by the squared fundamental power in the cw regime measured as a function of the crystal holder temperature.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Input–output characteristics of the Nd:GDVO4 laser with the 30% output coupler and the 10 mm PPMgSLT. The mode-locking zones are marked by ovals.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse duration as a function of the NLC temperature, which determines the phase mismatch. The 5% OC, totally reflecting the SH, and the 10 - mm -long PPMgSLT are used here.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace in the first (black curve) and second (gray curve) mode-locking regions.

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