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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1276–1278

Directly diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser

S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, and I. T. Sorokina  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1276-1278 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001276


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Abstract

A directly diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr4+: YAG laser is demonstrated for what is to our knowledge the first time. Pulses as short as 65 fs with up to 30 mW of average output power, at a central wavelength of 1569 nm, were obtained at a repetition rate of 100 MHz. Low-loss chirped mirrors have been used for dispersion compensation up to the third order. Comparison with an Yb-fiber-pumped configuration shows good prospects for improvement.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

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S. Naumov, E. Sorokin, and I. T. Sorokina, "Directly diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1276-1278 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1276


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