The generation of 50-fs pulses from a continuous-wave, argon-ion-pumped self-starting Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser, passively mode locked using a saturable absorber, is reported for what is to our knowledge the first time.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1992
Published: June 15, 1992
N. H. Rizvi, P. M. W. French, and J. R. Taylor, "50-fs pulse generation from a self-starting cw passively mode-locked Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 877-879 (1992)