Abstract

Routes toward minimizing the self-mode-locking threshold of an all-solid-state diode-laser-pumped Cr3+:LiSrAlF6 laser are considered. Sub-100-fs-duration pulses have been generated at pump powers below 100 mW by exploitation of a low-astigmatism cavity configuration in conjunction with a high-brightness self-injection-locked semiconductor laser pump module.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

R. M. Mellish, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, Electron. Lett. 30, 223 (1994).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. Magni, G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, Opt. Commun. 101, 365 (1993); G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, Opt. Lett. 19, 1040 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Other (2)

D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP10.

K. Lamb, M. P. Critten, C. Yelland, J. Hong, D. Burns, W. Sibbett, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper CPD1.1.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Five-mirror laser cavity arrangement: ROC, radius of curvature; HR, high-reflection; AO, acousto-optic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Intensity autocorrelation data and (b) optical spectrum of pulses obtained from a cavity with SF14 prisms at an incident pump power Pinc of 150 mW. ΔυΔt = 0.3. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometric autocorrelation and spectrum obtained with SF14 prisms at Pinc = 150 mW.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Interferometric autocorrelation pulses obtained with LaK L21 prisms for (a) Pinc = 150 mW and (b) Pinc = 99 mW.

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