Abstract

We report on an all-solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond laser. Using an intracavity-doubled mode-locked Nd:YLF laser with two Nd:YLF rods, we have produced 295 mW of light at 659 nm that pumps a Cr:LiSAF laser. Self-sustained Kerr-lens mode locking is achieved in the Cr:LiSAF laser with pulse durations as short as 90 fs.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the intracavity-doubled Nd:YLF laser cavity and the Cr:LiSAF laser cavity and their relative orientations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum and (b) intensity autocorrelation of the KLM Cr:LiSAF laser pumped with the intracavity-doubled Nd:YLF laser. The discrete points are observed data; the solid curves are fitted functions.

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