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Opt Lett. 2010 Jan 1;35(1):4-6. doi: 10.1364/OL.35.000004.

High-power, diode-end-pumped, multigigahertz self-mode-locked Nd:YVO4 laser at 1342 nm.

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  • 1Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, 1001 TA Hsueh Rd., Hsinchu, Taiwan 30050.


We report on a high-power, diode-pumped, self-mode-locked laser at 1342 nm with the Kerr effect arising from large third-order nonlinearity of Nd:YVO(4) crystal. At the pump power of 10.2 W, the average output power of 1.2 W was generated with a repetition rate in the range of 2-6 GHz. The mode-locked pulse width can be smoothly varied from 11.5 to 37 ps by controlling the amount of spatial hole burning.

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