Abstract

We report the operation of a cavity-dumped self-mode-locked chromium-doped forsterite laser with pulse energies exceeding 30 nJ and pulse durations as short as 54 fs (FWHM) at 1260 nm. By frequency doubling in a β-barium borate crystal, pulse energies as high as 3 nJ and pulse durations as short as 49 fs (FWHM) at 630 nm were generated. The high stability and ultrashort pulse widths with a variable repetition rate in both the infrared (1260 nm) and the red (630 nm) make this system an attractive light source for ultrafast spectroscopy.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the cavity-dumped femtosecond Kerr-lens mode-locked chromium-doped-forsterite laser: Cr:F, 1.9-cm Cr:forsterite crystal; CD, cavity dumper (or Bragg cell) of 3-mm fused-silica acousto-optic modulator; M1–M4, R = 5 cm mirrors; M5–M7, high reflectors; M8, gold-coated mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation and (b) spectrum of cavity-dumped pulses at 1260 nm operated at 80 kHz. The pulse duration is 54 fs, assuming a sech2 intensity profile (solid curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Autocorrelation and (b) spectrum of cavity-dumped pulses at 630 nm operated at 80 kHz. The pulse duration is 49 fs, assuming a sech2 intensity profile (solid curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transient buildup dynamics of the intracavity pulse power during the cavity-dumping process operated at 400 kHz.

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