Feedback-controlled mode-locking operation of Nd-doped crystal lasers

P. Heinz, A. Laubereau

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Abstract

Feedback-controlled mode locking (FCM) of Nd:YAG-, YAP-, and YLF-laser oscillators with superior pulser properties is demonstrated. Microsecond trains of ultrashort laser pulses are generated with durations of 11 psec (YAG), 9.8 psec (YAP), and 6.7 psec (YLF), respectively, governed by the fluorescence linewidths. Inserting an antiresonantly tuned 6talon in the cavity yields stable operation with even shorter pulses of 6.4, 5.9, and 4.7 psec, respectively, and a reproducibility of ±5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1990
Externally publishedYes

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