A diode-pumped mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser is demonstrated for what is to our knowledge the first time. Active mode locking, with an acousto-optic modulator, and resonant passive mode locking, with a multiple-quantum-well absorber in an external cavity, have both yielded cw trains of picosecond pulses.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993
P. M. W. French, P. J. Delfyett, L. T. Florez, R. Mellish, and J. R. Taylor, "Mode-locked all-solid-state diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 1934-1936 (1993)