Abstract

The self-mode-locking of a Cr:LiSrAl6 laser has been demonstrated. With a pump power of 2 W from an argon-ion laser operating on the 476-nm line, 50-fs pulses were produced in the 800–920-nm tuning range at average powers of ∼150 mW. Although the mode-locking process was initiated by regenerative acousto-optic modulation, the self-mode-locking status of the Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser was readily confirmed by removal of the drive signal to the modulator.

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P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

LiKamWa, P.

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McIntosh, J. W.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[PubMed]

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Taylor, J. R.

'tHooft, G. W.

Van Stryland, E. W.

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Wa, Kam

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Wang, H. S.

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Wintner, E.

Yamamoto, Y.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Sheik-Bahae, D. C. Hutchings, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 27, 1296 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (10)

Other (7)

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

L. Spinelli, B. Couillard, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10;Opt. Lett. 16, 42 (1991).
[PubMed]

W. Sibbett, in Ultrafast Processes in Spectroscopy 1991, A. Laubereau, A. Seilmeier, eds. (Institute of Physics, Bristol, UK, 1992), p. 1.

W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU1.

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD10.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the cavity configuration for a self-mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser. M's, mirrors; P's, prisms.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation trace and modeled fit (line envelope), (b) intensity autocorrelation trace and modeled fit (circles), and (c) spectral profile and modeled fit (circles), for a mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser.

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