Abstract

We have observed true self-starting Kerr-lens mode locking in two distinct solid-state laser systems operating at room temperature by optimizing the cavity geometry to maximize the amplitude modulation with respect to the intracavity power variation. Pulses of 15 ps have been obtained from a Pr3+:YLF laser system operating at 607 nm, and 53-fs pulses have been obtained from Cr4+:YAG at 1.54 μm.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Background-free intensity autocorrelation of 53-fs (assuming a sech2 intensity profile) pulses from a self-starting Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser. SH, second harmonic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the cavity configuration used for the self-starting KLM of Pr:YLF. See text for notation.

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