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.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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