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.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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