Abstract

30-fs pulses at 1.22 µm are produced by a self-mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser and amplified in a Cr:forsterite regenerative amplifier by a chirped-pulse amplification technique. 54-fs, 1-GW pulses at a 1-kHz repetition rate are obtained.

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J. M. Evans, V. Petricevic, A. Delgado, R. R. Alfano, and Q. Fu, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CTuL 4, p. 127.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the experimental laser system: Cr:F’s, Cr:forsterite crystals; SF6, intracavity dispersion-compensation prisms; FR, Faraday rotator; TFP, thin-film polarizer; GP, Glan polarizer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Characteristics of the oscillator pulse. (a) Logarithm of the autocorrelation function. Open squares, experiment; solid curve, fit. (b) Spectrum. The pulse duration is 29 fs, assuming a sech2 pulse shape, and the spectral width is 65 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Characteristics of the amplified pulse. (a) Autocorrelation function: open squares, experiment; solid curve, fit. (b) Spectrum. The pulse duration is 54 fs, assuming a sech2 pulse shape, and the spectral width is 35 nm.

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