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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 292–294

All-solid-state Cr:forsterite laser generating 14-fs pulses at 1.3 μm

C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 292-294 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000292


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Abstract

We report the generation of 14-fs pulses at 1.3μm with 80-mW average power at 100-MHz repetition rate by an all-solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser. The laser spectrum covers wavelengths of 1230–1580 nm, with a FWHM of 250 nm. Since 1.3-μm wavelengths are close to the zero dispersion wavelength of Cr:forsterite, higher-order dispersion is the main factor limiting pulse durations. We use specially designed and fabricated double-chirped mirrors in combination with high-index PBH71 prisms to compensate for the intracavity dispersion over almost 300 nm.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

Citation
C. Chudoba, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, "All-solid-state Cr:forsterite laser generating 14-fs pulses at 1.3 μm," Opt. Lett. 26, 292-294 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-5-292

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