Abstract

We report the passive mode locking of a Cr4+:YAG laser by use of a moving mirror and the generation of pulses as short as 70 fs by use of Kerr-lens mode locking. The intracavity dispersion has been measured, and the laser performance has been related to water absorption lines.

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1991 (3)

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Asaki, M. T.

Barbe, A.

Borodin, N. I.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Brabec, T.

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Camy-Peyret, C.

Carrig, T. J.

Curley, P. F.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
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Delfyett, P. J.

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
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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.

Flaud, J.-M.

Florez, L. T.

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
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French, P. M. W.

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 18, 39 (1993).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 15, 378 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, A. V. Shestakov, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 307–309.

Gamache, R. R.

Gapontsev, V. P.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Garvey, D.

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.

Goldman, A.

Huang, C.-P.

Husson, N.

Ishida, Y.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Kelly, S. M. J.

Knox, W. H.

Krausz, F.

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

Mellish, R.

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Minkov, B. I.

Murnane, M. M.

Nakano, H.

Nathel, H.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, H. Nathel, Opt. Lett. 18, 826 (1993).
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A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollack, H. Nathel, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 4–6.

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.

Noske, D. U.

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ohrimtchyuk, A. G.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Pang, Y.

Petricevic, V.

Pickett, H. M.

Pollack, C. R.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollack, H. Nathel, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 4–6.

Pollock, C. R.

Poynter, R. L.

Rinsland, C. P.

Rizvi, N. H.

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 18, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. H. Rizvi, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 17, 877 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, A. V. Shestakov, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 307–309.

Rothman, L. S.

Sarukura, N.

Seas, A.

Sennaroglu, A.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollock, H. Nathel, Opt. Lett. 18, 826 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Sennaroglu, T. J. Carrig, C. R. Pollock, Opt. Lett. 17, 1216 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollack, H. Nathel, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 4–6.

Shestakov, A. V.

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, A. V. Shestakov, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 307–309.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Sibbett, W.

Smith, M. A. H.

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 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.

Taylor, J. R.

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 18, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. H. Rizvi, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 17, 877 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 15, 378 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, A. V. Shestakov, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 307–309.

Toth, R. A.

Williams, J. A. R.

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wintner, E.

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

Wise, F.

Yanovsky, V.

Zhitnyuk, V. A.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

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

R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. M. W. French, D. U. Noske, N. H. Rizvi, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 83, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (11)

Other (4)

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.

P. M. W. French, N. H. Rizvi, J. R. Taylor, A. V. Shestakov, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), pp. 307–309.

A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gapontsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP11.

A. Sennaroglu, C. R. Pollack, H. Nathel, in Digest of Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), pp. 4–6.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the cw Cr4+:YAG laser cavity. M1–M4, mirrors.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

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

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Cavity group delay and (b) GVD as a function of wavelength for the synchronously pumped Cr4+:YAG laser.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectral profile (top) and autocorrelation trace (bottom) of the shortest pulses generated by the KLM Cr4+:YAG laser.

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T = 2 c ( L 1 ) + 2 l v g ,
d L d λ = c l d d λ ( 1 v g ) = c l D ,

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