Development of an all-solid-state pulsed Nd: YAG laser for pumping picosecond O P O systems.

Aladin Mani, Laurent Dreesen, Philippe Hollander, Paul Thiry, André Peremans

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] High performance mode-locking of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser was achieved at 1.064 µm by using a frequency doubling nonlinear mirror (FDNLM) based on a BBO crystal for second harmonic generation and on a dichroïc mirror. A GaAs platelet was inserted into the laser cavity for providing a passive negative feedback. Pulses shorter than 15 ps were generated. The FDNLM has the following merits: photochemical stability, short response time, simplicity and applicability to a wide spectral range. The optical oscillator is the first element of a two-color laser system including two synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators (OPO) built around a BBO and a LiNbO3 crystal, and tunable from 410 to 2600 nm and from 2.5 to 3.6 µm, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Photomec 99
PublisherBelgian Society of Mecchanical and Environmental Engineering
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings Photomec été 99


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