Abstract

We report on a high-power passively mode-locked, cavity-dumped picosecond oscillator with dual Nd:GdVO4 crystal schemes. An average power of up to 19 W is obtained at 8.1 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 2.35 μJ in continuous-wave mode-locking. With electro-optic cavity dumping, pulse energies of 16.22 μJ at 1 MHz and 34.7 μJ at 300 kHz are achieved, with pulse widths of 8.55 and 7.0 ps, respectively. These results demonstrate the potential of Nd:GdVO4 as a very promising candidate for high-power ultrafast laser.

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C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

2014 (2)

Z. Zhao, B. M. Dunham, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 150 W average and 1 MW peak power picosecond pulses from a rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31(1), 33–37 (2014).
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[Crossref]

2013 (1)

2012 (1)

2010 (2)

2009 (2)

2008 (2)

2007 (2)

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

M. Siegel, G. Palmer, A. Steinmann, M. Pospiech, and U. Morgner, “Theoretical and experimental limits of cavity-dumping in passively mode-locked thin-disk oscillators,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16860–16869 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (4)

H. Pan and H. Zeng, “Passively Q-switched Nd:GdVO4 solid-state lasers with stabilized repetition rates,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 3(9), 520 (2005).

C. Y. Chien and M. C. Gupta, “Pulse width effect in ultrafast laser processing of materials,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(6), 1257–1263 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 81(2-3), 163–166 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (2)

A. Killi and U. Morgner, “Solitary pulse shaping dynamics in cavity-dumped laser oscillators,” Opt. Express 12(15), 3397–3407 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Haiml, R. Grange, and U. Keller, “Optical characterization of semiconductor saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 331–339 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (3)

2002 (1)

1999 (1)

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

1989 (1)

1964 (1)

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Bakker, H. J.

Balembois, F.

Bellancourt, A.-R.

Blandin, P.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Brovelli, L. R.

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Burns, D.

Calasso, I.

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Chen, D.

Chen, F.

Chen, M.

Chien, C. Y.

C. Y. Chien and M. C. Gupta, “Pulse width effect in ultrafast laser processing of materials,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(6), 1257–1263 (2005).
[Crossref]

Diebold, A.

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

Druon, F.

Dunham, B. M.

Emaury, F.

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

Emons, M.

Falcoz, F.

Ferguson, A. I.

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Fu, X.

Fujimoto, J.

Gao, J.

Georges, P.

Gerhard, C.

Golling, M.

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

Graf, T.

Grange, R.

M. Haiml, R. Grange, and U. Keller, “Optical characterization of semiconductor saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 331–339 (2004).
[Crossref]

Gupta, M. C.

C. Y. Chien and M. C. Gupta, “Pulse width effect in ultrafast laser processing of materials,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(6), 1257–1263 (2005).
[Crossref]

Haiml, M.

M. Haiml, R. Grange, and U. Keller, “Optical characterization of semiconductor saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 331–339 (2004).
[Crossref]

Hanna, M.

Hao, E.

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

Herriott, D.

Hoffmann, M.

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

Hönninger, C.

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Iwaniuk, D.

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kaertner, F. X.

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Kalachev, Y. L.

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Mikhailov, V. I. Vlasov, A. A. Sirotkin, V. I. Podreshetnikov, Y. L. Kalachev, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Diode-pumped lasers based on GdVO4 crystal,” Laser Phys. 13(3), 311–318 (2003).

Kaminskii, A. A.

H. Yu, J. Liu, H. Zhang, A. A. Kaminskii, Z. Wang, and J. Wang, “Advances in vanadate laser crystals at a lasing wavelength of 1 micrometer,” Laser Photonics Rev. 8(6), 847–864 (2014).
[Crossref]

Kamp, M.

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Kärtner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, C. Schriber, A. Diebold, M. Hoffmann, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Toward millijoule-level high-power ultrafast thin-disk oscillators,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 1100318 (2015).

D. J. H. C. Maas, B. Rudin, A.-R. Bellancourt, D. Iwaniuk, S. V. Marchese, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “High precision optical characterization of semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors,” Opt. Express 16(10), 7571–7579 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Haiml, R. Grange, and U. Keller, “Optical characterization of semiconductor saturable absorbers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(3), 331–339 (2004).
[Crossref]

C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(1), 46–56 (1999).
[Crossref]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Killi, A.

Kleinbauer, J.

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 81(2-3), 163–166 (2005).
[Crossref]

Knappe, R.

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “13-W picosecond Nd:GdVO4 regenerative amplifier with 200-kHz repetition rate,” Appl. Phys. B 81(2-3), 163–166 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Kleinbauer, R. Knappe, and R. Wallenstein, “A powerful diode-pumped laser source for micro-machining with ps pulses in the infrared, the visible and the ultraviolet,” Appl. Phys. B 80(3), 315–320 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kogelnik, H.

Kompfner, R.

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

F. X. Kaertner, L. R. Brovelli, D. Kopf, M. Kamp, I. Calasso, and U. Keller, “Control of solid state laser dynamics by semiconductor devices,” Opt. Eng. 34(7), 2024–2036 (1995).

Kutovoi, S. A.

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Mikhailov, V. I. Vlasov, A. A. Sirotkin, V. I. Podreshetnikov, Y. L. Kalachev, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Diode-pumped lasers based on GdVO4 crystal,” Laser Phys. 13(3), 311–318 (2003).

Langford, N.

Lederer, M.

Lederer, M. J.

Li, G.

Li, J.

Li, X.

Liang, X.

Lin, H.

Lindemann, A. L.

Liu, J.

H. Yu, J. Liu, H. Zhang, A. A. Kaminskii, Z. Wang, and J. Wang, “Advances in vanadate laser crystals at a lasing wavelength of 1 micrometer,” Laser Photonics Rev. 8(6), 847–864 (2014).
[Crossref]

Luo, M.

Ma, X.

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

Maas, D. J. H. C.

Major, A.

Marchese, S. V.

Matuschek, N.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Meier, J.

Miao, J.

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

Mikhailov, V. A.

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Mikhailov, V. I. Vlasov, A. A. Sirotkin, V. I. Podreshetnikov, Y. L. Kalachev, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Diode-pumped lasers based on GdVO4 crystal,” Laser Phys. 13(3), 311–318 (2003).

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Muller, H. G.

Palmer, G.

Pan, H.

Paschotta, R.

Peng, J.

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

Planken, P. C. M.

Podreshetnikov, V. I.

A. I. Zagumennyi, V. A. Mikhailov, V. I. Vlasov, A. A. Sirotkin, V. I. Podreshetnikov, Y. L. Kalachev, Y. D. Zavartsev, S. A. Kutovoi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, “Diode-pumped lasers based on GdVO4 crystal,” Laser Phys. 13(3), 311–318 (2003).

Pospiech, M.

Qian, L.

J. Peng, B. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Miao, E. Hao, H. Tan, L. Qian, and X. Ma, “High average power and short pulse duration continuous wave mode-locked Nd:GdVO4 laser with a semiconductor absorber mirror,” Laser Phys. 17(8), 1033–1036 (2007).
[Crossref]

Rudin, B.

Saraceno, C. J.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the laser cavity.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 CW and short-cavity CWML output power versus the absorbed pump power.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Pulse train of mode-locked laser at 8.1 MHz; (b) the corresponding measured autocorrelation trace, assuming a sech2-shaped pulse.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 (a) Output pulse energy and pulse width (sech2-fit) versus dumping rates; (b) oscilloscope traces of cavity-dumped laser pulse train at 1 MHz.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Experimentally internal pulse train with cavity-dumping at the repetition rates of: (a) 1 MHz, (b) 300 kHz; the corresponding numerical simulated evolution of the intra-cavity pulse energy at: (c) 1 MHz and (d) 300 kHz.

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Table 1 Key parameter values for simulation

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d E p d t = g l q ( E p ) T r E p
d g d t = g g 0 t u g E p T r E s a t , l
q ( E p ) = 1 A n s Δ R 1 exp ( E p / E a ) E p / E a

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