SELF-MODE-LOCKED CR3+LICAALF6 LASER

P LIKAMWA, B H T CHAI, A MILLER

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Abstract

A cw-pumped Cr3+:LiCaAlF6 laser has been configured to produce chirp-free, self-mode-locked pulses of 170-fs duration. The prism-dispersion-compensated cavity contained no active or passive mode-locking device. Mode locking was accomplished through self-focusing in the LiCaAlF6 Crystal with 2.5 W of red light from a cw krypton laser. Rocking of the output coupler initiated the ultrashort-pulse formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1440
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1992

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LIKAMWA, P., CHAI, B. H. T., & MILLER, A. (1992). SELF-MODE-LOCKED CR3+LICAALF6 LASER. Optics Letters, 17(20), 1438-1440.