Applied Physics B

, Volume 108, Issue 1, pp 125–128

High-power neodymium-doped mixed vanadate bounce geometry laser, mode locked with nonlinear mirror

Authors

    • Photonics, The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College London
  • T. Omatsu
    • Department of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba University
    • CREST-JST
  • M. J. Damzen
    • Photonics, The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College London
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-012-4976-y

Cite this article as:
Thomas, G.M., Omatsu, T. & Damzen, M.J. Appl. Phys. B (2012) 108: 125. doi:10.1007/s00340-012-4976-y

Abstract

The highest power neodymium-doped mixed vanadate laser oscillator is presented. Using a crystal of Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 in the bounce geometry, average output powers of 27.5 W in multimode and 23 W in TEM00 operation were achieved. The first nonlinear mirror mode-locked operation of a mixed vanadate laser is also presented, with 16.8 W output power—the highest power mode-locked mixed vanadate oscillator, to the best of our knowledge. Self-starting continuous-wave mode locking was observed at a repetition rate of 100 MHz, pulse duration of 12.7 ps and central wavelength of 1063.8 nm, in TEM00 mode.

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