Abstract

Continuous-wave self-mode-locked operation of a chromium-doped YAG laser pumped by a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 20 °C is described. We used both regenerative initiation and continuous-wave self-mode-locking techniques to generate nearly transform-limited pulses of 120-fs (FWHM) duration at 1.52 μm. The TEM00 output power was as high as 360 mW. The output of this femtosecond source was tunable from 1.51 to 1.53 μm.

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A. V. Shestakov, N. I. Borodin, V. A. Zhitnyuk, A. G. Ohrimtchyuk, V. P. Gaponstev, 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.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the cw self-mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Efficiency curves for the cw Cr4+:YAG laser in the case of an empty cavity and with the intracavity elements.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Background-free autocorrelation of the mode-locked pulses. The pulse duration (FWHM) is 120 fs, assuming a sech2 intensity profile.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the mode-locked pulses. The spectral bandwidth (FWHM) of 20.8 nm gave a time–bandwidth product of 0.327.

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