Abstract

We report the generation of 14-fs pulses at 1.3 μm with 80-mW average power at 100-MHz repetition rate by an all-solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser. The laser spectrum covers wavelengths of 1230–1580  nm, with a FWHM of 250  nm. Since 1.3μm wavelengths are close to the zero dispersion wavelength of Cr:forsterite, higher-order dispersion is the main factor limiting pulse durations. We use specially designed and fabricated double-chirped mirrors in combination with high-index PBH71 prisms to compensate for the intracavity dispersion over almost 300  nm.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cr:forsterite laser with DCM’s: P’s, PBH71 prisms; X, crystal; OC, output-coupling mirror; L. focusing lens; M, standard dielectric mirror; λ/2, half-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Second-order dispersion (D2) and third-order dispersion (D3) of PBH71 (SF 58), fused silica (FS), and CaF2 for 1-mm material. (b) Intracavity dispersion contribution per round trip of the Cr:forsterite crystal, 4  mm of PBH71 prism material, output-coupling mirror OC, and the DCM’s. The dashed curve is the designed D2 of the DCM’s. The vertical lines at wavelengths >1.5 μm are oscillations in the D2 of the DCM’s.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured reflectivity of the DCM’s (solid curve) and the output-coupling mirror (dashed curve). (b) Total intracavity dispersion. (c) Laser output spectrum.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Interferometric autocorrelation measurement (triangles) and sech2 fit assuming a 14-fs pulse duration.

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