Applied Physics B

, 104:835

High power ultrafast Nd:YVO4 laser mode locked by single wall carbon nanotube absorber


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4566-4

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Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2011) 104: 835. doi:10.1007/s00340-011-4566-4


We use a single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) absorber to demonstrate a high power mode locking for Nd:YVO4 lasers. Under the pump power of 12 W, continuous wave mode-locked (CWML) pulse were generated with the maximum average output power of 3.6 W and the pulse duration of 7.6 ps. The peak power and the single pulse energy of the mode-locked laser were up to 4.9 kW and 37.5 nJ, respectively. To our knowledge, this is the highest average output power of the CWML laser with the SWCNTs absorber reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Physics and ElectronicsShandong Normal UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Research Center for Applied SciencesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan, China