CW AND SELF-MODE-LOCKING PERFORMANCE OF A RED PUMPED CR3+LISR0.8CA0.2ALF6 LASER

H S WANG, P L K WA, J L LEFAUCHEUR, B H T CHAI, A MILLER

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Abstract

Reported is cw lasing and sub-100 femtosecond pulse generation in end-pumped Cr3+:LiSr0.8Ca0.2AlF6, a congruently melting compound intermediate between Cr3+:LiSrAlF6 and Cr3+:LiCaAlF6. Using a dispersion compensated cavity with no active or passive mode-locking elements in the cavity, self-sustained stable modelocked pulses of 90 fs duration at 140 MHz repetition frequency were initiated by rocking of the output coupler.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-688
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Volume110
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1994

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