Generation of 2.8 ps pulses by mode-locking a Nd:GdVO4 laser with defocusing cascaded Kerr lensing in periodically poled KTP
2005 (English)In: Optics express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 13, no 14, 5270-5278 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A Nd:GdVO4 laser mode locked by self-defocussing cascaded Kerr lens in PPKTP is presented. A strong pulse shortening mechanism is produced by the interplay of group velocity mismatch and the cavity design. The cavity had a repetition rate of 200 MHz and the mode-locked output power was 350 mW. Pulses as short as 2.8 ps were obtained with a bandwidth of 0.6 nm.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 13, no 14, 5270-5278 p.
Bandwidth, Gadolinium compounds, Lenses, Neodymium lasers, Nonlinear optics, Optical Kerr effect, Ultrafast phenomena
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6625DOI: 10.1364/OPEX.13.005270ISI: 000230519100011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-22744447507OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6625DiVA: diva2:11384
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