Compact efficient multi-GHz Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Nd:YVO 4 laser

H. C. Liang, Ross C.C. Chen, Y. J. Huang, Kuan-Wei Su, Yung-Fu Chen

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Abstract

We demonstrate the compact efficient multi-GHz Kerr-lens mode locking in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser with a simple linear cavity without the need of any additional components. Experimental results reveal that the laser system can be characterized in stable single-pulse and multiple-pulse mode-locked operations. With a pump power of 2.5 W, the compact laser cavity produces average output powers greater than 0.8 W with a pulse width less than 10 ps in the range of 2-6 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21149-21154
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Dec 2008

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