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Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser

Major, A. and Langford, N. and Graf, T. and Ferguson, A.I. (2002) Additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 75 (4-5). pp. 467-469. ISSN 0946-2171

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Abstract

Self-starting additive-pulse mode locking of a diode-pumped Nd:KGd(WO4)2 laser is demonstrated for the first time. An output power of 0.85 W is achieved with 2.3-ps pulses at a repetition frequency of 76.5 MHz. The shortest pulse generated had a duration of 1.9 ps.