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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1996
  • pp: 797–799

Visible continuous-wave laser transitions in Pr3+:YLF and femtosecond pulse generation

J. M. Sutherland, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and B. H. T. Chai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 797-799 (1996)

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Fourteen new cw, visible laser transitions have been observed in Pr3+:YLF, several of which have exhibited modest tunability. The 3P03H6 transition near 613 nm has been shown to have a tunable linewidth of ~1 nm, which, for the first time to our knowledge, has permitted the direct production of femtosecond pulses in the visible from a cw solid-state laser by Kerr-lens mode locking.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 13, 1995
Published: June 1, 1996

J. M. Sutherland, B. H. T. Chai, P. M. W. French, and J. R. Taylor, "Visible continuous-wave laser transitions in Pr3+:YLF and femtosecond pulse generation," Opt. Lett. 21, 797-799 (1996)

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