Abstract

Pulses as short as 9 fs at 220-mW average power and a 97-MHz repetition rate are generated from a cw Ti:sapphire-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr3+:LiCAF laser oscillator employing broadband double-chirped mirrors for second- and third-order dispersion compensation. Fine adjustment of dispersion is accomplished with a fused-silica prism pair. The result demonstrates that Raman-induced self-frequency shifting of the pulse does not limit sub-10-fs pulse generation from colquiriite crystals.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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