Abstract

We demonstrate a multiple-channel, mode-locked, all-solid-state Cr:forsterite laser. By inserting an etalon into the laser cavity, we have generated 12 phase-locked channels with 9–19-ps pulse width near 1230  nm with 280-mW average output power from a single laser oscillator. By tuning the etalon bandwidth we can shorten the pulse width in a specific channel to 1.8  ps.

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2000 (2)

1997 (1)

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[Crossref]

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Alphonse, G. A.

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[Crossref]

Angelow, G.

C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 7–8.

Aus der Au, J.

Avramopoulos, H.

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Chudoba, C.

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Delfyett, P. J.

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Erhard, S.

Finlay, J.

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Hövel, R.

Ippen, E. P.

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Karszewski, M.

Kärtner, F. X.

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Keller, U.

Morgner, U.

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N. Park, J. W. Dawson, and K. J. Vahala, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 540 (1992).
[Crossref]

Paschotta, R.

Scheurer, V.

C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 7–8.

Shi, H.

H. Shi, J. Finlay, G. A. Alphonse, J. C. Connolly, and P. J. Delfyett, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1439 (1997).
[Crossref]

Spühler, G. J.

Südmeyer, T.

Tschudi, T.

C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 7–8.

Vahala, K. J.

N. Park, J. W. Dawson, and K. J. Vahala, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 540 (1992).
[Crossref]

Vlachos, K.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 25 (2000).
[Crossref]

White, I. H.

I. H. White, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 893 (1991).
[Crossref]

Zoiros, K.

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 25 (2000).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (1)

T. Hidaka and Y. Hatano, Electron. Lett. 27, 1075 (1991).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

N. Park, J. W. Dawson, and K. J. Vahala, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 540 (1992).
[Crossref]

H. Shi, J. Finlay, G. A. Alphonse, J. C. Connolly, and P. J. Delfyett, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1439 (1997).
[Crossref]

K. Vlachos, K. Zoiros, T. Houbavlis, and H. Avramopoulos, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 25 (2000).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

I. H. White, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 893 (1991).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2000 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 7–8.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output spectrum and (b) its corresponding autocorrelation trace of the multiwavelength Cr:forsterite laser output when the cover glass is inserted normally to the laser beam. The dotted curve in (b) is a sech2 fitting.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SHG FROG trace of the multiwavelength Cr:forsterite laser output when the cover glass is inserted normally to the laser beam.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Recovered intensity and phase spectra for the condition of Fig.  3. Dotted curve, the measured spectrum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Output spectrum and (b) its corresponding autocorrelation trace of the multiwavelength Cr:forsterite laser output when the cover glass is turned 50° from normal incidence. The dotted curve in (b) is a Lorenzian fit.

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