Abstract

We report ultrashort-pulse generation in a Cr:LiSrAlF6 solid-state laser. The 15-mm crystal was pumped by 1 W of red light from a cw krypton laser and actively mode locked at an 82-MHz repetition frequency using an acousto-optic modulator. Wavelength tuning was demonstrated over the range 800–880 nm, limited by the bandwidth of the optical components. By including intracavity dispersion compensation, pulse widths of 150 fs were obtained with evidence that self-phase modulation contributes to spectral broadening and pulse shortening.

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N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, G. D. Wilke, J. Lumin. 44, 167 (1989).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 14, 686 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bass, M.

M. Stalder, B. H. T. Chai, M. Bass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 216 (1991).
[CrossRef]

B. H. T. Chai, M. Stalder, M. Bass, “The Cr3+:LiSr0.8Ca0.2AlF6 tunable laser,” submitted to Opt. Lett.

Brabec, T.

Castillo, V.

Y. Huang, V. Castillo, D. Tsi, B. Chai, in Proceedings of the American Conference on Crystal Growth, ACCG-8 (American Society of Crystal Growth, Vail, Colo., 1990), p. 19a.

Chai, B.

Y. Huang, V. Castillo, D. Tsi, B. Chai, in Proceedings of the American Conference on Crystal Growth, ACCG-8 (American Society of Crystal Growth, Vail, Colo., 1990), p. 19a.

Chai, B. H. T.

Q. Zhang, G. J. Dixon, B. H. T. Chai, P. N. Kean, Opt. Lett. 17, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Stalder, B. H. T. Chai, M. Bass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 216 (1991).
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G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of the Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), postdeadline paper B3-1.

Chase, L. L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, G. D. Wilke, J. Lumin. 44, 167 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Curley, P. F.

DeSalvo, R.

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

Diels, J-C.

J-C. Diels, E. W Van Stryland, D. Gold, in Picosecond Phenomena, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, S. L. Shapiro, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978), p. 117.
[CrossRef]

Dixon, G. J.

Q. Zhang, G. J. Dixon, B. H. T. Chai, P. N. Kean, Opt. Lett. 17, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of the Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), postdeadline paper B3-1.

Ferguson, A. I.

French, P. M. W

Gold, D.

J-C. Diels, E. W Van Stryland, D. Gold, in Picosecond Phenomena, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, S. L. Shapiro, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978), p. 117.
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

Huang, Y.

Y. Huang, V. Castillo, D. Tsi, B. Chai, in Proceedings of the American Conference on Crystal Growth, ACCG-8 (American Society of Crystal Growth, Vail, Colo., 1990), p. 19a.

Ishida, Y.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kean, P. N.

Krausz, F.

Krupke, W. F.

W. F. Krupke, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), postdeadline paper CPDP5-2.

Kway, L.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Long, M.

Morris, R. C.

Myers, J. F.

Nakano, H.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Newkirk, H. W.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Payne, S. A.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, G. D. Wilke, J. Lumin. 44, 167 (1989).
[CrossRef]

W. F. Krupke, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), postdeadline paper CPDP5-2.

Rosenberg, A.

Said, A.

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

Sarukura, N.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Scheps, R.

Schmidt, A. J.

Serreze, H. B.

Sheik Bahae, M.

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

Sibbett, W.

Smith, L. K.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

W. F. Krupke, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), postdeadline paper CPDP5-2.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Stalder, M.

M. Stalder, B. H. T. Chai, M. Bass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 216 (1991).
[CrossRef]

B. H. T. Chai, M. Stalder, M. Bass, “The Cr3+:LiSr0.8Ca0.2AlF6 tunable laser,” submitted to Opt. Lett.

Taylor, J. R.

Tsi, D.

Y. Huang, V. Castillo, D. Tsi, B. Chai, in Proceedings of the American Conference on Crystal Growth, ACCG-8 (American Society of Crystal Growth, Vail, Colo., 1990), p. 19a.

Van Stryland, E. W

J-C. Diels, E. W Van Stryland, D. Gold, in Picosecond Phenomena, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, S. L. Shapiro, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978), p. 117.
[CrossRef]

Van Stryland, E. W.

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

Wilke, G. D.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, G. D. Wilke, J. Lumin. 44, 167 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Williams, J. A. R.

Wintner, E.

Yamamoto, Y.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Q.

Q. Zhang, G. J. Dixon, B. H. T. Chai, P. N. Kean, Opt. Lett. 17, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of the Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), postdeadline paper B3-1.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[CrossRef]

M. Stalder, B. H. T. Chai, M. Bass, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 216 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, H. W. Newkirk, J. Appl. Phys. 66, 1051 (1989).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin.

S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, G. D. Wilke, J. Lumin. 44, 167 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

Y. Huang, V. Castillo, D. Tsi, B. Chai, in Proceedings of the American Conference on Crystal Growth, ACCG-8 (American Society of Crystal Growth, Vail, Colo., 1990), p. 19a.

W. F. Krupke, S. A. Payne, L. K. Smith, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), postdeadline paper CPDP5-2.

J-C. Diels, E. W Van Stryland, D. Gold, in Picosecond Phenomena, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, S. L. Shapiro, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978), p. 117.
[CrossRef]

R. DeSalvo, A. Said, M. Sheik Bahae, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32826 (personal communication).

B. H. T. Chai, M. Stalder, M. Bass, “The Cr3+:LiSr0.8Ca0.2AlF6 tunable laser,” submitted to Opt. Lett.

G. J. Dixon, Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, in Digest of the Sixth Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (American Physical Society, New York, 1990), postdeadline paper B3-1.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the mode-locked Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser cavity configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity autocorrelation, (b) spectrum, and (c) interferometric autocorrelation of the output pulses of the prism-compensated laser using a 4% output coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Intensity autocorrelation, (b) spectrum, and (c) interferometric autocorrelation of the output pulses of the prism-compensated laser using a 1% output coupler.

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