We demonstrate 10-fs pulses from a diode-pumped, soft-aperture Kerr lens mode-locked Cr<sup>3+</sup> :LiCAF laser with a spectral bandwidth of 150 nm and 40 mW of output power at a repetition rate of 110 MHz. For dispersion compensation, double-chirped mirrors and prisms are used. The pulses are characterized by use of spectral shearing interferometry.
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Philipp Wagenblast, Richard Ell, Uwe Morgner, Felix Grawert, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Diode-pumped 10-fs Cr3+:LiCAF laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1713-1715 (2003)