Applied Physics B

, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 245–247 | Cite as

Passively mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser with up to 13 GHz repetition rate

  • L. Krainer
  • R. Paschotta
  • J. Aus der Au
  • C. Hönninger
  • U. Keller
  • M. Moser
  • D. Kopf
  • K.J. Weingarten
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Abstract.

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.

PACS: 42.60; 42.55 

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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Krainer
    • 1
  • R. Paschotta
    • 1
  • J. Aus der Au
    • 1
  • C. Hönninger
    • 1
  • U. Keller
    • 1
  • M. Moser
    • 2
  • D. Kopf
    • 3
  • K.J. Weingarten
    • 3
  1. 1.Ultrafast Laser Physics, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Hönggerberg HPT, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland (Fax: +41-1/633-1059, E-mail: Krainer@iqe.phys.ethz.ch)CH
  2. 2.CSEM Zürich, Badenerstrasse 569, CH-8048 Zürich, Switzerland (E-mail: Michael.Moser@csemn.ch)CH
  3. 3.Time-Bandwidth Products, Technoparkstrasse 1, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland (E-mail: kw@tbwp.com)CH

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