Frequency modulated modelocked laser diode pumped Nd:glass laser

Hughes, D.W., Barr, J.R.M. and Hanna, D.C. (1990) Frequency modulated modelocked laser diode pumped Nd:glass laser In Proceedings of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting. Optical Society of America., p. 230.


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The mode-locked Nd:glass laser is of interest as a source of short pulses because of its large fluorescence bandwidth (5.3 THz). This lasing medium is particularly suited to pump ing by laser-diode arrays, and the performance of several AM mode-locked laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass lasers has been reported. We present what we believe to be the first report of an FM mode-locked laser-diode-pumped Nd:glass laser. The laser cavity used in our experiment was an astigmatically compensated 3-mirror cavity. The active medium, a 1.2 mm thick disk of highly doped LG760 glass, was inserted at the focus of the cavity at Brewster's angle. With 1.5% output coupling we have obtained a power of 35mW for 400mW incident on the glass

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Technical Digest FB5
Venue - Dates: Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, United States, 1990-11-04 - 1990-11-09
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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