Abstract

We have developed a 500-mW cw diode-pumped Cr3+:LiSrAlF6 laser that produces 72-mW, quasi-continuous-wave output at 850 nm. In actively mode-locked operation, we obtained 100-ps pulses at 860 nm with 30 mW of average power. Pulses with durations of less than 130 ps have been measured between 820 and 880 nm.

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1993 (3)

1992 (3)

1991 (1)

1989 (1)

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

1966 (1)

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, Phys. Lett. 20, 277 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

Brun, A.

Chai, B. H. T.

A. Miller, P. LiKamWa, B. H. T. Chai, E. W. Van Stryland, Opt. Lett. 17, 195 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, P. N. Kean, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CWG45.

Chase, L. L.

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

Clay, R. A.

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, Phys. Lett. 20, 277 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Davis DeLoach, L.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ditmire, T.

Dixon, G. J.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, P. N. Kean, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CWG45.

Findlay, D.

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, Phys. Lett. 20, 277 (1966).
[CrossRef]

French, P. M. W.

P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 1262 (1993).
[CrossRef]

N. Rizvi, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 17, 1605 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Georges, P.

Kean, P. N.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, P. N. Kean, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CWG45.

Krupke, W. F.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kway, W. L.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

LiKamWa, P.

Long, M.

Mellish, R.

P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 1262 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Miller, A.

Morris, R. C.

Myers, J. F.

Newkirk, H. W.

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

Payne, S. A.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

Perry, M. D.

Rizvi, N.

Rosenberg, A.

Salin, F.

Scheps, R.

Serreze, H. B.

Smith, L. K.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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

Tassano, J. B.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 1262 (1993).
[CrossRef]

N. Rizvi, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 17, 1605 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Van Stryland, E. W.

Zhang, Q.

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, P. N. Kean, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CWG45.

Electron. Lett. (1)

P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 29, 1262 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, L. K. Smith, W. L. Kway, L. Davis DeLoach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Findlay, R. A. Clay, Phys. Lett. 20, 277 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Q. Zhang, B. H. T. Chai, G. J. Dixon, P. N. Kean, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CWG45.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 2

Output power versus absorbed pump power in quasi-cw operation.

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Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tunability in mode-locked operation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse duration versus the wavelength.

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