Abstract

We have demonstrated self-mode locking of an NaCl:OH color-center laser by exploiting the Kerr effect in a rod of high-nonlinearity glass placed within the laser cavity. The mode-locking process was initiated by a regenerative acousto-optic modulation, and sub-100-fs pulses were produced at wavelengths of ~1575 nm.

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Asaki, M.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

Baer, T.

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Dumbaugh, W. H.

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Evans, J. M.

Ferguson, A. I.

Feugnet, G.

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Flood, C. J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Gabetta, G.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Georgiou, E.

Goldblatt, N.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 120.

Grant, R. S.

Grillon, G.

Hall, D. W.

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[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Huang, C. P.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

Huang, D.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Ippen, E. P.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Jacobson, J.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

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Kapteyn, H. C.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

Kean, P. N.

Kennedy, G. T.

Krauss, F.

L. Turi, F. Krauss, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 810 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

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

Li, P.

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

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Liu, K. X.

Malcolm, G. P. A.

McIntosh, J. W.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

Migus, A.

Miller, A.

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

J. M. Evans, D. E. Spence, W. Sibbett, B. H. T. Chai, A. Miller, Opt. Lett. 17, 1447 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Murnane, M. M.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

Negus, D. K.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 120.

Newhouse, M. A.

D. W. Hall, M. A. Newhouse, N. F. Borrelli, W. H. Dumbaugh, D. F. Weidman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1293 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Petricevic, V.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD10.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Ramaswamy, M.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

Seas, A.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD10.

Sibbett, W.

Sleat, W. E.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, C.

C. 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 Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 120.

Thomazeau, I.

Turi, L.

L. Turi, F. Krauss, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 810 (1990).
[CrossRef]

van Driel, H. M.

Van Stryland, E. W.

Wa, Kam

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

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Walker, D. R.

Wang, H. S.

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

Watts, M. L.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMB3.

Weidman, D. F.

D. W. Hall, M. A. Newhouse, N. F. Borrelli, W. H. Dumbaugh, D. F. Weidman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1293 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Wintner, E.

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

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. W. Hall, M. A. Newhouse, N. F. Borrelli, W. H. Dumbaugh, D. F. Weidman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 1293 (1989).
[CrossRef]

L. Turi, F. Krauss, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 810 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (10)

Other (6)

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper JMB3.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series, G. Dubé, L. Chase, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), p. 120.

P. Li, Kam Wa, B. H. T. Chai, H. S. Wang, A. Miller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuP1.

A. Seas, V. Petricevic, R. R. Alfano, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CPD10.

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PDP8.

C. P. Huang, M. Asaki, J. W. McIntosh, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 12 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper CTuU5.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Self-mode-locked NaCl:OH laser cavity. M’s, mirrors; P’s, prisms.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity and (b) interferometric autocorrelations of the NaCl:OH laser pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the NaCl:OH laser pulses.

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