Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked high-power Nd:YVO4 laser with a relaxed saturable Bragg reflector

Yung-Fu Chen*, S. W. Tsai, Yu-Pin Lan, S. C. Wang, Kai-Feng Huang

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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser that uses a saturable Bragg reflector (SBR) with strain relaxation. 23.5 W of average power with ∼21.5-ps cw mode-locked pulse trains was generated at a 50-W pump power. Experimental results show that appropriate strain relaxation in the SBR makes the mode-locking operation less sensitive to temperature variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Feb 2001

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