Abstract

An all-solid-state tunable diode-pumped Cr3+:LiSrAlF 6 (Cr:LiSAF) regenerative amplifier, seeded by a tunable diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF femtosecond oscillator, has been demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. The oscillator was tunable over 75 nm and generated pulses as short as 24 fs. As much as 70 mW average output power was obtained with pulses of 40-fs duration. The amplifier produced recompressed pulses of less than 200-fs duration with energies exceeding 1 μJ at a repetition rate as high as 25 kHz.

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1993 (3)

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D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 252, paper CWM2.

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Cerullo, G.

Chai, B. H. T.

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R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
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P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 29, 1263 (1993).
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Ditmire, T.

Dymott, M. J. P.

M. J. P. Dymott, A. I. Ferguson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 251, paper CWM1.

Ferguson, A. I.

M. J. P. Dymott, A. I. Ferguson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 251, paper CWM1.

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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P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 29, 1263 (1993).
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Jones, R.

H. Sakowski, M. Kaschke, R. Mellish, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, V. Petrov, F. Noack, (unpublished results).

Kamp, M.

D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 252, paper CWM2.

Kaschke, M.

H. Sakowski, M. Kaschke, R. Mellish, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, V. Petrov, F. Noack, (unpublished results).

Keller, U.

D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 252, paper CWM2.

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S. C. W. Hyde, N. P. Barry, R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, C. J. vander Poel, A. Valster, Opt. Lett. 20, 160 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 29, 1263 (1993).
[CrossRef]

H. Sakowski, M. Kaschke, R. Mellish, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, V. Petrov, F. Noack, (unpublished results).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 29, 1263 (1993).
[CrossRef]

H. Sakowski, M. Kaschke, R. Mellish, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, V. Petrov, F. Noack, (unpublished results).

Vallaincourt, G.

Valster, A.

vander Poel, C. J.

Weingarten, K. J.

D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 252, paper CWM2.

Electron. Lett. (2)

P. M. W. French, R. Mellish, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 29, 1263 (1993).
[CrossRef]

R. 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)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1100 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (8)

Other (3)

H. Sakowski, M. Kaschke, R. Mellish, R. Jones, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, V. Petrov, F. Noack, (unpublished results).

D. Kopf, K. J. Weingarten, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, U. Keller, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 252, paper CWM2.

M. J. P. Dymott, A. I. Ferguson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 251, paper CWM1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser oscillator. L1’s, aspheric collimating lenses of 4.5-mm focal length; L2’s, cylindrical lenses of 50-mm focal length; L3’s, spherical lenses of 100-mm focal length; L4’s, spherical lenses of 300-mm focal length; S1, S2, vertical intracavity slits; LD’s, laser diodes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Variation of pulse duration with wavelength observed for the oscillator with the 0.05% transmission output coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation and spectral profiles of the shortest pulses from the oscillator (vertical scale is intensity in arbitrary units).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of the diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier configuration. The collimation of the diodes was the same as for the oscillator, but focusing lenses L4 in Fig. 1 were replaced by spherical lenses L5 and L6 of 25- and 100-mm focal length, respectively. TFP, thin-film polarizer; λ/2, half-wave plate; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation and spectral profiles of ~1-μJ recompressed pulses (vertical scale is intensity in arbitrary units).

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