Abstract

A diode-pumped mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser is demonstrated for what is to our knowledge the first time. Active mode locking, with an acousto-optic modulator, and resonant passive mode locking, with a multiple-quantum-well absorber in an external cavity, have both yielded cw trains of picosecond pulses.

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

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Brabec, T.

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[CrossRef]

Chai, B. H. T.

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

Chase, L. L.

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

Curley, P. F.

Delfyett, P. J.

Deloach, L. D.

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Dixon, G. J.

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

Evans, J. M.

Feugnet, G.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 120–124.

Flood, C. J.

Florez, L. T.

French, P. M. W.

Garvey, D. M.

Georges, P.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Proceedings of Eighth Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics, J.-L. Martin, A. Migus, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 206.
[CrossRef]

Goldblatt, N.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 120–124.

Huang, C.-P.

Ishida, Y.

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

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, G. W. t’Hooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
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Knox, W. H.

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, G. W. t’Hooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, G. W. t’Hooft, W. H. Knox, J. E. Cunningham, Opt. Lett. 16, 1022 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krausz, F.

Krupke, W. F.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, W. L. Kway, L. D. Deloach, J. B. Tassano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1188 (1992).
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Kway, W. L.

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

Lemoff, B. E.

Liu, K. X.

Miller, A.

Murnane, M. M.

Nakono, H.

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

Nathel, H.

Negus, D. K.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 120–124.

Newkirk, H. W.

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Payne, S. A.

S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, W. L. Kway, L. D. 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]

Rizvi, N. H.

Roger, G.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Proceedings of Eighth Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics, J.-L. Martin, A. Migus, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 206.
[CrossRef]

Salin, F.

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Proceedings of Eighth Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics, J.-L. Martin, A. Migus, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 206.
[CrossRef]

Sarukura, N.

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

Scheps, R.

R. Scheps, Opt. Mater. 1, 1 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, A. J.

Sibbett, W.

Smith, L. K.

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

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Spinelli, L.

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 120–124.

t’Hooft, G. W.

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, G. W. t’Hooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, G. W. t’Hooft, W. H. Knox, J. E. Cunningham, Opt. Lett. 16, 1022 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tassano, J. B.

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

Taylor, J. R.

van Driel, H. M.

Walker, D. R.

Wintner, E.

Yamamoto, Y.

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

Zhang, Q.

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

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

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

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, G. W. t’Hooft, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2123 (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. (9)

Opt. Mater. (1)

R. Scheps, Opt. Mater. 1, 1 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

F. Balembois, P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Roger, A. Brun, in Proceedings of Eighth Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics, J.-L. Martin, A. Migus, G. A. Mourou, A. H. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 206.
[CrossRef]

D. K. Negus, L. Spinelli, N. Goldblatt, G. Feugnet, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, G. Dubé, L. L. Chase, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 120–124.

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

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the cw Cr:LiSAF laser, (b) schematic of the actively mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser, (c) schematic of the resonant passively mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser. LD’s, laser diodes; L’s, lenses; M’s, mirrors; BS, beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sampling streak camera oscillogram (5 ns/division) of pulses from the actively mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Sampling streak camera oscillogram (100 ps/division) of pulses from the passively mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser with the MQW absorber in a resonant external cavity.

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