We report on an all-solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond laser. Using an intracavity-doubled mode-locked Nd:YLF laser with two Nd:YLF rods, we have produced 295 mW of light at 659 nm that pumps a Cr:LiSAF laser. Self-sustained Kerr-lens mode locking is achieved in the Cr:LiSAF laser with pulse durations as short as 90 fs.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 23, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994
J. R. Lincoln, M. J. P. Dymott, and A. I. Ferguson, "Femtosecond pulses from an all-solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 1210-1212 (1994)