Abstract

We report direct generation of 81nJ chirped pulses from a room-temperature, Kerr lens mode-locked Cr4+:forsterite oscillator operating at 1258nm. To increase the pulse energy, the pulse repetition rate of the short x-type resonator was lowered from 143 to 4.9MHz by the addition of a q-preserving multipass cavity, which provided an additional effective optical path length of 59.4m. The duration of the chirped pulses was around 5.5ps with a spectral width of 21nm. The pulses were externally compressed to 607fs by using a diffraction grating pair. To our knowledge, this is the highest reported pulse energy directly generated from a room-temperature mode-locked Cr4+:forsterite laser.

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S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
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Fujimoto, J. G.

A. Sennaroglu, A. M. Kowalevicz, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 519 (2004).
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V. L. Kalashnikov, E. Podivilov, A. Chernykh, and A. Apolonski, Appl. Phys. B 83, 503 (2006).
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S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
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B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, and C. Rulliere, Opt. Commun. 141, 69 (1997).
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Siegel, M.

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G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
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C. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Santania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnurer, C. Kan, and M. Lenzner, Science 278, 661 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tearney, G. J.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tilsch, M.

Tschudi, T.

Ullrich, J.

Ulman, M.

Westwig, E.

Wise, F.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

V. L. Kalashnikov, E. Podivilov, A. Chernykh, and A. Apolonski, Appl. Phys. B 83, 503 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

X. Liu, D. Du, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1706 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Sennaroglu, A. M. Kowalevicz, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 519 (2004).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

S. Naumov, A. Fernandez, R. Graf, P. Dombi, F. Krausz, and A. Apolonski, New J. Phys. 7, 216 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

B. Chassagne, A. Ivanov, J. Oberle, G. Jonusauskas, and C. Rulliere, Opt. Commun. 141, 69 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Science (2)

C. Spielmann, N. H. Burnett, S. Santania, R. Koppitsch, M. Schnurer, C. Kan, and M. Lenzner, Science 278, 661 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the MPC, chirped-pulse Cr 4 + :forsterite laser and the external grating compressor setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

cw power efficiency curves of the short and extended-cavity Cr 4 + :forsterite laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum and background-free autocorrelation of the pulses from the Kerr lens mode-locked, chirped-pulse short-cavity Cr 4 + :forsterite laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum and background-free auto correlation of the original (uncompressed) and compressed pulses from the Kerr lens mode-locked, chirped-pulse MPC Cr 4 + :forsterite laser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Pulse duration of the compressed pulses as a function of the grating separation distance for the grating pair having grove density of 300   grooves / mm .

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