Applied Physics B

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 115–118

A diode-pumped high power Q-switched and self-mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with a LiF:F2- saturable absorber

  • Y.F. Chen
  • S.W. Tsai
  • S.C. Wang
  • J. Chen

DOI: 10.1007/s003400100615

Cite this article as:
Chen, Y., Tsai, S., Wang, S. et al. Appl Phys B (2001) 73: 115. doi:10.1007/s003400100615

Abstract.

Simultaneous mode-locking and Q-switching has been accomplished in a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/LiF:F2- laser. At an absorbed pump power of 23.6 W, the average output power was 6.0 W and the repetition rate of the Q-switched pulse was 260 kHz. A depth of mode-locking of 100% was obtained and there was no satellite pulse between mode-locked pulse trains. The mode-locked pulse inside the Q-switched pulse had a repetition rate of approximately 148 MHz and its average duration was estimated to be around 75 ps.

PACS: 42.55

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y.F. Chen
    • 1
  • S.W. Tsai
    • 2
  • S.C. Wang
    • 2
  • J. Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW
  2. 2.Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW
  3. 3.Materials and Electro-Optics Research Division, Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of ChinaTW