A laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser mode-locked, high power and single frequency performance


Hughes, D.W., Phillips, M.W., Barr, J.R.M. and Hanna, D.C. (1992) A laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser mode-locked, high power and single frequency performance. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 28, (4), 1010-1017. (doi:10.1109/3.135220 ).

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The authors report the performance of a laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser. Using the AM active mode-locking technique, pulses as short as 9 ps were obtained. The development of a high-power (415 mW), high-optical-slope-efficiency (32.4%) laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser using high-power, broad stripe laser diodes as the pump source is described. Single-frequency operation of the Nd:glass laser using an acoustooptic modulator to ensure unidirectional operation in a ring laser configuration was investigated. An instantaneous linewidth of less than 300 Hz was observed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0018-9197 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78515
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78515

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