Abstract

A Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:LiSrGaF laser containing no intracavity prisms has been demonstrated for the first time to the authors’ knowledge. The laser produced stable near-transform-limited 44-fs pulses with an output power of 200 mW, tunable between 833 and 857 nm. Low-loss Gires–Tournois structured dielectric mirrors were used for dispersion control. The measured group-delay dispersion of the active medium as well as of the mirrors permitted to minimize the number of reflections, permitting higher output power.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, R. Szipöcs, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper WE6.

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I. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, M. Noginov, H. P. Jenssen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Europe), Vol. 16 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CThN3.

Sorokina, I. T.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, M. A. Noginov, Opt. Lett. 21, 204 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, R. Szipöcs, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper WE6.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, C.

Stingl, A.

Szipöcs, R.

A. P. Kovács, K. Osvay, Z. Bor, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 20, 788 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Stingl, M. Lenzner, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 20, 602 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Szipöcs, K. Ferencz, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, Opt. Lett. 19, 201 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Stingl, C. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Ferencz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Eng. 32, 2525 (1993).
[CrossRef]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, R. Szipöcs, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper WE6.

Szipöcz, R.

R. Szipöcz, A. P. Kovacs, Z. Bor, submitted to Opt. Lett. (1996).

Taylor, J. R.

Tournois, P.

F. Gires, P. Tournois, C. R. Acad. Sci. 258, 6112 (1964).

Valster, A.

van der Poel, C. J.

Wintner, E.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, M. A. Noginov, Opt. Lett. 21, 204 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, M. Noginov, H. P. Jenssen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Europe), Vol. 16 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CThN3.

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, R. Szipöcs, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper WE6.

Wise, F. W.

Yanovsky, V. P.

Zhang, G.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Heppner, J. Kuhl, Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 453 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Acad. Sci. (1)

F. Gires, P. Tournois, C. R. Acad. Sci. 258, 6112 (1964).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. A. Giordmaine, M. A. Duguay, J. W. Hansen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 252 (1968).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Opt. Soc. (1)

V. N. Kumar, D. N. Rao, J. Opt. Soc. 12, 1559 (1995).

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. M. W. French, C. F. Chen, W. Sibbett, Opt. Commun. 57, 263 (1986).
[CrossRef]

C. Sainz, P. Jourdain, R. Escaola, J. Calatroni, Opt. Commun. 110, 381 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

K. Ferencz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Eng. 32, 2525 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (10)

Other (4)

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), paper CWM1.

I. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, M. Noginov, H. P. Jenssen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Europe), Vol. 16 of 1994 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CThN3.

R. Szipöcz, A. P. Kovacs, Z. Bor, submitted to Opt. Lett. (1996).

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, E. Wintner, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, R. Szipöcs, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), paper WE6.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Comparison of GDD and group delay per reflection of GT mirrors (solid curves) and chirped mirrors (dashed curves).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of electrical field distribution within a GT mirror (solid curve) and a chirped mirror (dashed curve). The inset shows the index-of-refraction change within the GT structure.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

GDD/cm of a Cr3+:LiSGaF crystal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of the KLM Cr:LiSGaF laser with GT mirrors replacing resonator mirrors: OC, output coupler; GT’s, GT mirrors; HR, high reflector.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace of a mode-locked Cr:LiSGaF laser. The inset shows the output spectrum.

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