Abstract

We describe active mode locking of a Cr2+:ZnSe laser operating near 2.5 µm. The laser produces 4.4-ps transform-limited Gaussian-shaped pulses and produces 82 mW of average power.

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Cesar, C. L.

DeLoach, L. D.

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[CrossRef]

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N. P. Barnes and D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Isganitis, L.

Islam, M. N.

Jarman, R. H.

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Krupke, W. F.

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[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

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[CrossRef]

Ma, X.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J.-O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, Opt. Lett. 24, 19 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Jarman, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 25 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 427–434.

Ndap, J.

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Ndap, J.-O.

Page, R. H.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J.-O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, Opt. Lett. 24, 19 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885 (1996).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Jarman, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 25 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 427–434.

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

Payne, S. A.

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885 (1996).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Rosenblatt, G. H.

Sceats, M. G.

Schaffers, K. I.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J.-O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, Opt. Lett. 24, 19 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Jarman, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 25 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 427–434.

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A. E. Siegman and D. J. Kuizenga, Opto-electronics 6, 43 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Skidmore, J. A.

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

Soccolich, C. E.

Spence, D. E.

D. E. Spence and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 31 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

D. E. Spence and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 31 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, G. J.

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J.-O. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, Opt. Lett. 24, 19 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Jarman, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 25 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 427–434.

Wilke, G. D.

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

N. P. Barnes and D. J. Gettemy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 1303 (1981).
[CrossRef]

L. D. DeLoach, R. H. Page, G. D. Wilke, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 885 (1996).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

D. E. Spence and C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 31 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Opto-electronics (1)

A. E. Siegman and D. J. Kuizenga, Opto-electronics 6, 43 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

G. J. Wagner, T. J. Carrig, R. H. Jarman, R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, J. Ndap, X. Ma, and A. Burger, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 25 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 427–434.

R. H. Page, J. A. Skidmore, K. I. Schaffers, R. H. Page, S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. L. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 208–210.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the mode-locked Cr:ZnSe laser. The laser is pumped by a tunable NaCl:OH- color-center laser. The Cr:ZnSe laser output is 82 mW at 2.47 µm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Collinear autocorrelation of the mode-locked laser pulse. Assuming a Gaussian pulse shape, the actual FWHM pulse duration is 4.4 ps.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Frequency spectrum of the mode-locked laser pulse, showing that the FWHM bandwidth is 104 GHz. We note that the piezoelectric transducer driving the Fabry–Perot interferometer was slightly nonlinear, leading to the apparent change in the widths of the two peaks.

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τp=2 ln 2πg01/41δ1fmΔfa1/2,

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