CW and Q-switched mode-locking of a Nd:YVO4 laser with a GaAs wafer

D. Y. Shen, D. Y. Tang, Chao Lu

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Continuous wave (cw) mode locking, in a Nd:YVO4 laser using a single crystal GaAs wafer as the saturable absorber and output coupler, was demonstrated. The pump source was a fiber bundle coupled 15-W cw laser diode-array. Pulse width of about 31 ps and a repetition rate of 154 MHz were obtained for mode-locked pulses. Results indicated that by changing the laser power density in the GaAs wafer a pure continuous wave mode locking or a Q-switched mode locking could be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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