Abstract

We describe an all-solid-state tunable self-mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser that is pumped with a single 250-mW laser diode and produces almost-bandwidth-limited pulses of 97-fs duration. The self-mode locking is initiated by a regeneratively driven acousto-optic modulator, and the cavity incorporates a hard aperture in the form of an adjustable slit. The design considerations for low-threshold self-mode-locked diode-pumped lasers are outlined.

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M. J. P. Dymott and A. I. Ferguson, "Self-mode-locked diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser: erratum," Opt. Lett. 20, 947-947 (1995)
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Evans, J. M.

Ferguson, A. I.

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Kamp, M.

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Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

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Kopf, D.

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A. Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWI4.

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D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CPD22.

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. J. Pierterse, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2151 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. Magni, G. Cerullo, S. De Selvestri, Opt. Commun. 101, 365 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (8)

Other (2)

A. Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CWI4.

D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 8 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CPD22.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. M1–M4, mirrors; PI, P2, prisms; L1–L4, lenses; S1, S2, slits.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of the cavity used in the model. This is the cavity of Fig. 1 unfolded, (b) Contour plot of the small-signal relative spot-size variation δ for l1 = l2 = 885 mm and a 6-mm-long crystal of refractive index n = 1.4.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output power of the diode-pumped free-running cw Cr:LiSAF cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation and (b) the spectrum of the self-mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser.

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δ = ( 1 w d w d p ) p = 0 .

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