GENERATION OF 150-FS TUNABLE PULSES IN CR-LISRALF6

A MILLER, P LiKamWa, B H T Chai, E W Van Stryland

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Abstract

We report ultrashort-pulse generation in a Cr:LiSrAlF6 solid-state laser. The 15-mm crystal was pumped by 1 W of red light from a cw krypton laser and actively mode locked at an 82-MHz repetition frequency using an acousto-optic modulator. Wavelength tuning was demonstrated over the range 800-880 nm, limited by the bandwidth of the optical components. By including intracavity dispersion compensation, pulse widths of 150 fs were obtained with evidence that self-phase modulation contributes to spectral broadening and pulse shortening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1992

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MILLER, A., LiKamWa, P., Chai, B. H. T., & Van Stryland, E. W. (1992). GENERATION OF 150-FS TUNABLE PULSES IN CR-LISRALF6. Optics Letters, 17(3), 195-197. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000195