6 January 2015 Optimization of passively mode-locked quasi-continuously diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser in bounce geometry
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Proceedings Volume 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI; 945008 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2070390
Event: Photonics Prague 2014, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract
In this paper the operation of pulsed diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser oscillator in bounce geometry passively modelocked using semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SAM), generating microjoule level picosecond pulses at wavelength of 1063 nm, is reported. Optimization of the output coupling for generation either Q-switched mode locked pulse trains or cavity dumped single pulses with maximum energy was performed, which resulted in extraction of single pulses as short as 10 ps and energy of 20 uJ. In comparison with the previous results obtained with this Nd:GdVO4 oscillator and saturable absorber in transmission mode, the achieved pulse duration is five times shorter. Using different absorbers and parameters of single pulse extraction enables generation of the pulses with duration up to 100 ps with the energy in the range from 10 to 20 μJ.
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Milan Frank, Michal Jelínek, Václav Kubeček, "Optimization of passively mode-locked quasi-continuously diode-pumped Nd:GdVO4 laser in bounce geometry", Proc. SPIE 9450, Photonics, Devices, and Systems VI, 945008 (6 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2070390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2070390
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