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Comparative studies of semiconductor saturable absorber mirror mode-locking dynamics in pulsed diode-end-pumped picosecond Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YAG lasers
Bingyuan Zhang1;2, Gang Li1, Meng Chen1, Guoju Wang2, Yonggang Wang3
1College of Laser Engineering, [Beijing University of Technology], Beijing 100022
2College of Physics Science and Information Engineering, [Liaocheng University], Liaocheng 252059
3[Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences], Beijing 100081

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2006, 04(06): pp.336-338-3

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Topic:Lasers and laser optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 140.4050  140.3480  140.3530  140.3070  

Abstract
Ultrashort pulses were generated in passively mode-locked Nd:YAG and Nd:GdVO4 lasers pumped by a pulsed laser diode with 10-Hz repetition rate. Stable mode-locked pulse trains were produced with the pulse width of 10 ps. The evolution of the mode-locked pulse was observed in the experiment and was discussed in detail. Comparing the pulse evolutions of Nd:YAG and Nd:GdVO4 lasers, we found that the buildup time of the steady-state mode-locking with semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) was relevant to the upper-state lifetime and the emission cross-section of the gain medium.

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Get Citation: Bingyuan Zhang, Gang Li, Meng Chen, Guoju Wang, Yonggang Wang, "Comparative studies of semiconductor saturable absorber mirror mode-locking dynamics in pulsed diode-end-pumped picosecond Nd:GdVO4 and Nd:YAG lasers," Chin. Opt. Lett. 04(06), 336-338-3(2006)

Note: This work was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of Beijing under Grant No. 3021001 and the foundation of Liaocheng University. B. Zhang's e-mail address is zhangbingyuan@sina.com.cn.



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