Abstract

A directly diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser is demonstrated for what is to our knowledge the first time. Pulses as short as 65 fs with up to 30 mW of average output power, at a central wavelength of 1569 nm, were obtained at a repetition rate of 100 MHz. Low-loss chirped mirrors have been used for dispersion compensation up to the third order. Comparison with an Yb-fiber-pumped configuration shows good prospects for improvement.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, V. L. Kalashnikov, G. Tempea, and I. T. Sorokina, Appl. Phys. B 76, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. L. Kalashnikov, E. Sorokin, and I. T. Sorokina, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 323 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. J. Alcock, P. Scorah, and K. Hnatovsky, Opt. Commun. 215, 153 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

Proc. SPIE (1)

I. T. Sorokina, S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, and A. G. Okhrimchuk, Proc. SPIE 4350, 99–105 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

G. Steinmeyer, D. H. Sutter, L. Gallmann, N. Matuschek, and U. Keller, Science 286, 1507 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

See, e.g., the data sheet on the Femtolite B-60 laser by IMRA, Inc., available at http://www.imra.com .

S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, and I. T. Sorokina, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), pp. 163–166.

C. G. Leburn, A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper WE4.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the KLM diode-pumped Cr4+:YAG laser design. Mirrors M1 and M2 are 100-mm radius-of-curvature HR mirrors, CM1 and CM2 are chirped mirrors, and OC is the output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dispersion compensation by chirped mirrors, including the third-order dispersion. Dashed line, dispersion of 40 mm of YAG crystal; thick solid curve, round-trip overall dispersion; thin solid curve, measured reflection of the CMs (ten bounces, corresponds to a full round trip).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation of 65-fs pulses from a diode-pumped KLM laser. The tuning curve of the cw laser is presented by the dotted curve. Output coupler transmission is shown in gray (0.2% at 1450 nm and 0.5% at 1650 nm).

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