Self-mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with multi-GHz oscillations: Manifestation of third-order nonlinearity

H. C. Liang, H. L. Chang, W. C. Huang, Kuan-Wei Su, Yung-Fu Chen, Y. T. Chen

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Abstract

The large third-order nonlinearity of GdVO4 crystals is employed to realize the compact efficient continuous-wave self-mode locking in the range of several GHz in a Nd:GdVO4 laser with a simple linear cavity without the need of any additional components. With a pump power of 2.5 W, the compact laser cavity produces average output powers greater than 0.7 W with a pulse width as short as 23 ps in the range of 2-6 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-455
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume97
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2009

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