50-FS PULSE GENERATION FROM A SELF-MODE-LOCKED CRLISRALF6 LASER

J M EVANS, D E SPENCE, W SIBBETT, B H T CHAI, A MILLER

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Abstract

The self-mode-locking of a Cr:LiSrAl6 laser has been demonstrated. With a pump power of 2 W from an argon-ion laser operating on the 476-nm line, 50-fs pulses were produced in the 800-920-nm tuning range at average powers of approximately 150 mW. Although the mode-locking process was initiated by regenerative acousto-optic modulation, the self-mode-locking status of the Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser was readily confirmed by removal of the drive signal to the modulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447-1449
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1992

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