16 April 2001 Mode-locking of flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAP laser using solid state saturable absorbers
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Proceedings Volume 4267, Solid State Lasers X; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424605
Event: Photonics West 2001 - LASE, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
We report on application of semiconductor quantum well saturable absorber as a passive mode-locker in flashlamp pumped Nd:YAP laser. In passive regime of modulation, reproducible single trains containg about 10 pulses were generated with probability higher than 90 %. The single pulse duration was ~ 50 ps with a nearly Gaussian spatial profile. Energy ofthe whole train was 3 mJ. In active passive-regime using an additional acousto-optic modulator the probability of generation of mode-locked trains increased to 98 %.
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Vaclav Kubecek, Vaclav Kubecek, Andrej Dombrovsky, Andrej Dombrovsky, Jens Biegert, Jens Biegert, Jean-Claude M. Diels, Jean-Claude M. Diels, Kevin J. Malloy, Kevin J. Malloy, Andreas Stinz, Andreas Stinz, Karel Blazek, Karel Blazek, Karel Nejezchleb, Karel Nejezchleb, "Mode-locking of flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAP laser using solid state saturable absorbers", Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424605; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424605


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