Applied Physics B

, Volume 80, Issue 4, pp 475–477

Passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 laser with a GaAs saturable absorber mirror

  • S. P. Ng
  • D. Y. Tang
  • J. Kong
  • L. J. Qin
  • X. L. Meng
  • Z. J. Xiong
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1750-4

Cite this article as:
Ng, S.P., Tang, D.Y., Kong, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2005) 80: 475. doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1750-4

Abstract

We report a diode-pumped Nd:Gd0.64Y0.36VO4 laser passively mode locked by using a GaAs saturable absorber mirror. Both the Q-switched and continuous-wave (CW) mode locking were experimentally realized. The CW mode-locked pulses have a pulse width of about 8.8 ps at a repetition rate of 161.3 MHz. Limited by the available pump power, a maximum output power of 2.47 W was obtained for the CW mode-locked pulses with a slope efficiency of about 26.6%.

PACS

42.60.Fc42.55.Xi42.55.Rz

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Ng
    • 1
  • D. Y. Tang
    • 1
  • J. Kong
    • 1
  • L. J. Qin
    • 2
  • X. L. Meng
    • 2
  • Z. J. Xiong
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanChina
  3. 3.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)SingaporeSingapore