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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1304–1306

Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Cr:LiSGAF laser

V. P. Yanovsky, F. W. Wise, A. Cassanho, and H. P. Jenssen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 1304-1306 (1995)

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We have demonstrated stable and self-sustaining Kerr-lens mode locking of a Cr:LiSGAF laser pumped by AlGaInP laser diodes. A hard aperture near one end of the laser provides the necessary amplitude modulation. This all-solid-state system generates transform-limited 100-fs pulses, tunable from 810 to 860 nm. The average power at 830 nm is 35 mW, with fluctuations of much less than 1%. The thermal properties of Cr:LiSGAF will permit scaling of these results to higher power.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 6, 1995
Published: June 1, 1995

V. P. Yanovsky, A. Cassanho, H. P. Jenssen, and F. W. Wise, "Kerr-lens mode-locked diode-pumped Cr:LiSGAF laser," Opt. Lett. 20, 1304-1306 (1995)

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