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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1998
  • pp: 129–131

Femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser diode pumped by a double-clad fiber

Xiang Liu, Liejia Qian, Frank Wise, Zhigang Zhang, Taro Itatani, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Kenji Torizuka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 129-131 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000129


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Abstract

We present a compact, all-solid-state femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser. The laser is pumped by diodes through a double-clad fiber. Kerr-lens mode locking is initiated and stabilized by a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror with a single InGaAs quantum well. This system generates transform-limited 80-fs pulses near 1.3µm . An average power of 68 mW with fluctuation of much less than 1% is obtained with 3.8 W of absorbed pump power. The stability, efficiency, compactness, and potential for scaling to higher power of this system make it an attractive short-pulse source for applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Xiang Liu, Liejia Qian, Frank Wise, Zhigang Zhang, Taro Itatani, Takeyoshi Sugaya, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Kenji Torizuka, "Femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser diode pumped by a double-clad fiber," Opt. Lett. 23, 129-131 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-2-129


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