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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7080–7084

Diode-pumped Cr:forsterite laser mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber

Xiang Liu, Liejia Qian, Frank Wise, Zhigang Zhang, Taro Itatani, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Kenji Torizuka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 30, pp. 7080-7084 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.007080


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Abstract

We report the passive mode locking of a diode-pumped Cr:forsterite laser using a semiconductor saturable absorber. The laser generates 10-pJ pulses as short as 1.5 ps in duration with ∼650 mW of absorbed pump power. We measured the transient reflectance of the saturable absorber mirror under different incident energy fluences by using a standard pump–probe method. The performance of this laser is also compared with a high-power fiber-laser-pumped femtosecond forsterite laser mode locked with the same absorber.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 1998
Published: October 20, 1998

Citation
Xiang Liu, Liejia Qian, Frank Wise, Zhigang Zhang, Taro Itatani, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Kenji Torizuka, "Diode-pumped Cr:forsterite laser mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber," Appl. Opt. 37, 7080-7084 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-30-7080


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