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Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser

Savitski, V.G. and Burns, D. and Calvez, S. (2009) Optically-pumped saturable absorber for fast switching between continuous-wave and passively mode-locked regimes of a Nd:YVO4 laser. Optics Express, 17 (7). pp. 5373-5378. ISSN 1094-4087

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    Abstract

    We report on the fast (~50 μs) remote-controlled switching between continuous-wave (cw), cw mode-locked (ML) and Q-switched ML modes of operation of a Nd:YVO4 laser using an optically-pumped saturable absorber (SA). Pulses as short as 40 ps with an average output power of 0.5 W are obtained in cw ML regime.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 14021
    Keywords: lasers, neodymium, laser optics, mode-locked lasers, Optics. Light, Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
    Science > Physics
    Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
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    Depositing user: Miss Lisa Flanagan
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009 11:39
    Last modified: 28 Mar 2014 20:55
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/14021

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