Abstract

We demonstrate 10-fs pulses from a diode-pumped, soft-aperture Kerr lens mode-locked Cr3+:LiCAF laser with a spectral bandwidth of 150 nm and 40 mW of output power at a repetition rate of 110 MHz. For dispersion compensation, double-chirped mirrors and prisms are used. The pulses are characterized by use of spectral shearing interferometry.

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C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 501 (1999).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Setup of the laser resonator and pumping scheme. PBS, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) cw output power versus mirror separation. The laser runs in the geometrically unstable regime because of gain-guiding effects. The proper mirror distance for mode locking is indicated by the arrow (ML). (b) Photograph of the cw (top) and the pulsed (bottom) output beams on a rectangular grid.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Results of the spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction characterization of the mode-locked pulses: (a) mode-locked spectrum and group delay, (b) sheared interferogram, (c) Fourier-transformed pulse and temporal phase.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Group delay and reflectivity characteristics of the pump mirror.

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