Applied Physics B

, Volume 91, Issue 3–4, pp 425–428 | Cite as

Diode-end-pumped passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror

  • H.H. Yu
  • H.J. Zhang
  • D.Y. Tang
  • Z.P. Wang
  • J.Y. Wang
  • Y.G. Yu
  • G.Q. Xie
  • H. Luo
  • M.H. Jiang
Article

Abstract

A diode pumped passively mode-locked Nd:LuVO4 laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror (SESAM) is demonstrated. The mode-locked pulses have a pulse duration of about 8.8 ps and a repetition rate of 157 MHz. Under an absorbed pump power of 12 W a maximum output power of 3.71 W is obtained, which gives an optical conversion efficiency of 31%. Our results show that Nd:LuVO4 is a promising gain medium for the high power mode-locked solid-state lasers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.H. Yu
    • 1
  • H.J. Zhang
    • 1
  • D.Y. Tang
    • 2
  • Z.P. Wang
    • 1
  • J.Y. Wang
    • 1
  • Y.G. Yu
    • 1
  • G.Q. Xie
    • 2
  • H. Luo
    • 2
  • M.H. Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials and Institute of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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