2.3-ps pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked lamp-pumped Nd:YLF laser with a microdot mirror.


Journal Article

Pulses as short as 2.3 ps have been generated by passive mode locking of a lamp-pumped Nd:YLF laser with a microdot mirror mode locker for Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) saturable absorber action and a compact Gires-Tournois interferometer for dispersion compensation. KLM was initiated with an acousto-optic modulator. Average output powers of 800 mW have been achieved. This result demonstrates the potential use of KLM for generating near-bandwidth-limited pulses from high-power lamp-pumped sources.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramaswamy, M; Gouveia-Neto, AS; Negus, DK; Izatt, JA; Fujimoto, JG

Published Date

  • November 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 1825 - 1827

PubMed ID

  • 19829417

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19829417

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.18.001825


  • eng