Abstract

Mode locking of the FA (II) color-center laser by synchronous pumping is demonstrated. Pulse widths as short as 75 psec were obtained by extending the cavity in a N2-purged atmosphere. The dependences of the pulse phase delay on the cavity length and pump power were evaluated to be 16 psec μm−1 and 0.5 psec mW−1.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

1976

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Opt. Commun. 19, 28 (1976).
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R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Opt. Commun. 19, 28 (1976).
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[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic outline of the mode-locked FA (II) center laser, defined by mirrors M1, M2, and M3, along with the Fabry–Perot and up-conversion probe systems.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The transmission of the KCl:Li+ laser output through a 2-m path of air at 30% relative humidity at room temperature.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The cross-correlation trace of the infrared laser pulse with the argon-ion laser pump pulse. The latter was determined to be of 145-psec duration. An angle-tuned LiIO3 crystal was used for mixing.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The frequency spectrum of the infrared laser from the Fabry–Perot: (a) cw spectrum, (b) mode-locked spectrum.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

A plot of the phase delay of the infrared output pulse relative to the argon pump pulse as a function of cavity length. The length l = 0 corresponded to the sharpest pulses.

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