Abstract

We demonstrate self-starting passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser, using an intracavity nonlinear mirror as a saturable absorber. The pump source is a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Output pulses are centered at 1541 nm, with 26-nm spectral bandwidth and 110-fs pulse width. Output powers of 70 mW are obtained with 8 W of pump power. This mode locking technique is compared with Kerr-lens mode locking.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Diagram of the SBR structure, (b) Diagram of the SBR mode-locked cavity. The cavity mode is focused onto the SBR with a 10-cm-radius mirror. A 4-μm-thick pellicle is used as a variable-output coupler. M’s, mirrors; BS, beam splitter; HR, highly reflecting; QW’s, quantum wells.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Interferometric autocorrelation trace of the SBR mode-locked pulses indicating a pulse width of 110 fs. (b) Two spectra of the SBR mode-locked pulses, corresponding to differing pulse widths, superimposed upon a sketch of the approximate absorption of the SBR. 26 nm of bandwidth corresponds to the output of 110-fs pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Inter ferometric autocorrelation trace of the KLM pulses indicating a pulse width of 85 fs. (b) Spectrum of the KLM pulses.

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