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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2003–2005

Characteristics of femtosecond pulses near 1.5 μm in a self-mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser

Yuzo Ishida and Kazunori Naganuma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 2003-2005 (1994)

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The operating characteristics of a self-mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser that produces sub-100-fs pulses are described. Stable, nearly transform-limited pulses are obtained at a central wavelength longer than 1.50 μm, and the spectrum of the wavelength is extended past 1.60 μm, over the net gain bandwidth of the laser material. The group-velocity dispersion and the third-order dispersion of the Cr-doped YAG rod are measured by a Fourier-transform interferometric cross-correlation technique, indicating that the group-velocity dispersion vanishes at a wavelength of 1.59 μm.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 24, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

Yuzo Ishida and Kazunori Naganuma, "Characteristics of femtosecond pulses near 1.5 μm in a self-mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 2003-2005 (1994)

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