We describe a self-mode-locked diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser producing almost-bandwidth-limited tunable pulses of 34-fs duration at an average power of 42 mW. We discuss the capacity of this laser to produce even-shorter pulses and how their quality may be improved by reduction of pulse-duration limiting effects.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1994
Published: May 15, 1995
Michael J. P. Dymott and Allister I. Ferguson, "Self-mode-locked diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF laser producing 34-fs pulses at 42-mW average power," Opt. Lett. 20, 1157-1159 (1995)