Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 24, Issue 7, pp 705–717

Mode-locking of diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers

  • G. P. A. Malcolm
  • A. I. Ferguson
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00620151

Cite this article as:
Malcolm, G.P.A. & Ferguson, A.I. Opt Quant Electron (1992) 24: 705. doi:10.1007/BF00620151

Abstract

Mode-locked diode-pumped solid state lasers have become important sources for efficient and reliable short pulse generation. We review techniques for active mode-locking of diode-pumped lasers, highlighting techniques which have produced much shorter pulse durations than previous technologies and extended operating repetition rates to the several gigahertz regime. To achieve even shorter pulse durations a series of nonlinear passive mode-locking techniques have been developed. Self-starting additive pulse mode-locking, resonant passive mode-locking and self-mode-locking of diode-pumped solid-state lasers are described.

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© Chapman & Hall 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. A. Malcolm
    • 1
  • A. I. Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Applied PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK