J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C7-303-C7-306
ACTIVE MODE-LOCKING OF A DIODE-PUMPED Ce, Nd: YAGC. ECKERT, B. CUNIN and J.A. MIEHE
Groupe d'Optique Appliquée, Centre de Recherches Nucléaires, 23 rue du Loess, F-67037 Strasbourg cedex, France
We have developped a mode-locked Ce, Nd:YAG laser end-pumped by a 500 mW laser diode. With a short cavity configuration the cw optical output power was 155 mW, which corresponds to an optical efficiency of 30.9 % and an electrical efficiency of 9.5 %. A cavity length extended to 1.4 m allows mode -locked operation at 106 MHz and pulses widthes of 150 ps have been obtained with an average power of 23 mW.
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