|Title:||Self-mode-locked Nd:GdVO(4) laser with multi-GHz oscillations: manifestation of third-order nonlinearity|
|Authors:||Liang, H. C.|
Chang, H. L.
Huang, W. C.
Su, K. W.
Chen, Y. F.
Chen, Y. T.
Department of Electrophysics
|Abstract:||The large third-order nonlinearity of GdVO(4) crystals is employed to realize the compact efficient continuous-wave self-mode locking in the range of several GHz in a Nd:GdVO(4) laser with a simple linear cavity without the need of any additional components. With a pump power of 2.5 W, the compact laser cavity produces average output powers greater than 0.7 W with a pulse width as short as 23 ps in the range of 2-6 GHz.|
|Journal:||APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS|
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