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

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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.

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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), pp. 1010-1017. (doi:10.1109/3.135220).

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Published date: 1992

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Local EPrints ID: 78515
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78515
ISSN: 0018-9197
PURE UUID: e673938f-9781-4d13-9b59-8b826101b6d1

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: D.W. Hughes
Author: M.W. Phillips
Author: J.R.M. Barr
Author: D.C. Hanna

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