Title

Compact Diode-Directly-Pumped Passively Mode-Locked TEMoo Nd: GdVO4 Laser at 1341 nm Using a Semiconductor Saturable Absorber Mirror

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Publication Title

Laser Physics

DOI

10.1134/S1054660X12010112

Abstract

We report on a compact 880-nm diode-directly-pumped passively mode-locked TEM00 Nd:GdVO4laser at 1341 nm with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) for the first time. Under the absorbed pump power of 14.6 W, the maximum output power of 1.27 W was obtained at the repetition rate of 85.3 MHz with the pulse width of 45.3 ps, corresponding to an optical-optical efficiency of 8.8% and the slope efficiency of 33.3%, respectively. The beam quality factor was measured to be M 2 = 1.18, indicating a TEM00 mode.

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