Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate
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- Krainer, L., Paschotta, R., Aus der Au, J. et al. Appl Phys B (1999) 69: 245. doi:10.1007/s003400050801
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We demonstrate passive mode locking of a Nd:vanadate (Nd:YVO4) laser to repetition rates of up to 13 GHz. With Ti:sapphire pumping, we achieved mode locking at 13 GHz with 310 mW of average output power and pulse widths of 9.5 ps. With diode pumping, we achieved mode locking at a repetition rate of 12.6 GHz with 198 mW of average output power and a pulse duration of 8.3 ps.