Abstract

A cw room-temperature Cr4+:YAG laser, tuning from 1.37 to 1.51 μm, is described. Mode locking of this novel laser is reported for what is to our knowledge the first time.

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1991 (2)

Alfano, R. R.

Borodin, N. I.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Brabec, T.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Carrig, T. J.

A. Sennaroglu, T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuI2.

Chai, B. H. T.

Curley, P. F.

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[CrossRef]

Feugnet, G.

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French, P. M. W.

Gapontsev, V. P.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Goldblatt, N.

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Huang, C.-P.

Ishida, Y.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Krausz, F.

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Ohrimtchyuk, A. G.

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Petricevic, V.

Pollock, C. R.

A. Sennaroglu, T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuI2.

Rizvi, N. H.

Sarukura, N.

Seas, A.

Sennaroglu, A.

A. Sennaroglu, T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuI2.

Shestakov, A. V.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Spinelli, L.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP-4.

Taylor, J. R.

Van Stryland, E. W.

Wintner, E.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zhitnyuk, V. A.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Electron. Lett. (1)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (3)

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP-4.

A. Sennaroglu, T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuI2.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of actively mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser. AOM, acousto-optic modulator; BF, birefringent filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of output power with pump power for cw Cr4+:YAG laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Variation of output power with wavelength for cw Cr4+:YAG laser

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace of the shortest pulses obtained from the actively mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser. The time window shown is the maximum available with our autocorrelator.

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