Abstract

The generation of 50-fs pulses from a continuous-wave, argon-ion-pumped self-starting Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser, passively mode locked using a saturable absorber, is reported for what is to our knowledge the first time.

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Goodberlet, J.

Huang, C.-P.

Huang, D.

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Ishida, Y.

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Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

Krausz, F.

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Sarukura, N.

Schmidt, A. J.

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Spielmann, Ch.

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Van Stryland, E. W.

Wang, J.

Williams, J. A. R.

Wintner, E.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Slope efficiency for the 1% output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning range of the Cr:LiSAF laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the cavity configuration. M’s, mirrors; P’s, prisms.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation of a typical pulse and (b) the corresponding spectrum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Intensity autorrelation of the shortest observed pulse.

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