The self-mode-locking of a Cr:LiSrAl6 laser has been demonstrated. With a pump power of 2 W from an argon-ion laser operating on the 476-nm line, 50-fs pulses were produced in the 800-920-nm tuning range at average powers of ~150 mW. Although the mode-locking process was initiated by regenerative acousto-optic modulation, the self-mode-locking status of the Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser was readily confirmed by removal of the drive signal to the modulator.
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J. M. Evans, D. E. Spence, W. Sibbett, B. H. T. Chai, and A. Miller, "50-fs pulse generation from a self-mode-locked Cr:LiSrAlF6 laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 1447-1449 (1992)