An ultrafast, hybrid mode-locked semiconductor laser-diode system has been used to seed a flash-lamp-pumped Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier system, producing subpicosecond pulses with millijoule output pulse energy. This system has the potential to eliminate argon-ion-pumped-based, ultrafast laser systems.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 24, 1996
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 1996
Published: May 20, 1997
Peter J. Delfyett, Alex Yusim, Steve Grantham, Sangyoun Gee, Kai Gabel, Martin Richardson, Gerard Alphonse, and John Connolly, "Ultrafast semiconductor laser-diode-seeded Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier system," Appl. Opt. 36, 3375-3380 (1997)