Abstract

Using an acousto-optically mode-locked chromium-doped forsterite laser, operated at 77 K and coupled to a nonlinear resonator containing a single-mode fiber, we have produced femtosecond pulses of 150-fs duration at 1.23 μm with useful output powers of approximately 60 mW. This represents what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of femtosecond pulse generation from this laser system using the coupled-cavity mode-locking scheme.

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Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chap. 4.

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V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
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[CrossRef]

Anzai, H.

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
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Baryshevskii, V. G.

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Belanger, P. A.

Brabec, T.

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Carrig, T. J.

T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 16, 1662 (1991).
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T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 23–25.

Chee, J. K.

Crust, D. W.

Fan, T. Y.

French, P. M. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gayen, S. K.

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Goodberlet, J.

Grant, R. S.

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Jacobson, J.

Kean, P. N.

Kim, P. H.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kimaev, A. E.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Korzhik, M. V.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Krausz, F.

Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1207 (1991).
[CrossRef]

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 737 (1990).
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Langford, N.

Liu, J. M.

Liu, L. Y.

Livshitz, M. G.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Mark, J.

Meilman, M. L.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Minkov, B. I.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Morin, M.

Namba, S.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Nobe, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pavlenko, V. B.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Petricevic, V.

A. Seas, V. Petričević, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 16, 1668 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, Opt. Lett. 14, 612 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Piché, M.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 16, 1662 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Yakymyshyn, J. F. Pinto, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 14, 621 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 23–25.

Schmidt, A. J.

Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1207 (1991).
[CrossRef]

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 737 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schulz, P. A.

Seas, A.

Segawa, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

P. N. Kean, X. Zhu, D. W. Crust, R. S. Grant, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 14, 39 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Sibbett, in Ultrafast Phenomena VII, C. B. Harris, E. P. Ippen, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds., Vol. 53 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), pp. 2–7.
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, Ch.

Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1207 (1991).
[CrossRef]

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 737 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sugimoto, A.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Wang, J.

Williams, J. A. R.

Wintner, E.

Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1207 (1991).
[CrossRef]

F. Krausz, Ch. Spielmann, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 15, 737 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Yamagishi, K.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yamaguchi, Y.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

V. Petričević, S. K. Gayen, R. R. Alfano, K. Yamagishi, H. Anzai, Y. Yamaguchi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 52, 1040 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1207 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

A. Sugimoto, Y. Segawa, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Nobe, K. Yamagishi, P. H. Kim, S. Namba, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L1833 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk.

V. G. Baryshevskii, M. V. Korzhik, A. E. Kimaev, M. G. Livshitz, V. B. Pavlenko, M. L. Meilman, B. I. Minkov, Zh. Prikl. Spectrosk. 53, 7 (1990).

Other

W. Sibbett, in Ultrafast Phenomena VII, C. B. Harris, E. P. Ippen, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds., Vol. 53 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), pp. 2–7.
[CrossRef]

T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 23–25.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chap. 4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the APM Cr:forsterite laser. The Cr:forsterite crystal was maintained at 77 K inside an evacuated Dewar with lenses L1 and L2 serving as the Dewar windows.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of the actively mode-locked pulses from the master laser resonator using the 11% transmitting output coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Background-free intensity autocorrelation of the APM Cr:forsterite pulses. The measured FWHM is 150 fs.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the APM Cr:forsterite pulses. The resulting time–bandwidth product is 0.55.

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