1 December 2017 Generation of 120 ps, 1168 nm anti-Stokes pulses from the all-solid-state, self-mode-locked, parametric Raman CaCO3 laser with intracavity pumping by 1338 nm Nd:YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 10603, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VII; 106030Z (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293540
Event: Photonics Prague 2017, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract
A novel, all-solid-state, self-mode-locked, collinearly phase-matched, parametric Raman Nd:YAG/CaCO3 laser at 1168 nm anti-Stokes wavelength is reported. We have achieved parametric Raman conversion into the 1565 nm Stokes and 1168 nm anti-Stokes components and self-mode-locking using single Kerr-lens and Raman-active CaCO3 nonlinear crystal inside the cavity of the diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser generating at 1338 nm. Collinear phase matching of equally polarized Stokes-anti-Stokes coupling was self-organized due to zero dispersion of the CaCO3 crystal at the fundamental laser wavelength of 1338 nm. We demonstrate possibilities of the Stokes and anti-Stokes picosecond pulse shortening and separation of few and even only one 120 ps ultra-short 1168 nm anti-Stokes pulse from the self-modelocked laser pulse train because of fast and spatially uniform depletion of pumping of intracavity Raman conversion without using any electro-optical device. We have obtained high energy output of up to 1.1 μJ in the single intensive anti-Stokes 120 ps ultra-short pulse which was up to 6.8 % from overall output radiation pulse train energy.
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Michal Jelínek, Michal Jelínek, Václav Kubeček, Václav Kubeček, Sergei Smetanin, Sergei Smetanin, } "Generation of 120 ps, 1168 nm anti-Stokes pulses from the all-solid-state, self-mode-locked, parametric Raman CaCO3 laser with intracavity pumping by 1338 nm Nd:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 10603, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VII, 106030Z (1 December 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2293540; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293540
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