Mode locking of the FA (II) color-center laser by synchronous pumping is demonstrated. Pulse widths as short as 75 psec were obtained by extending the cavity in a N2-purged atmosphere. The dependences of the pulse phase delay on the cavity length and pump power were evaluated to be 16 psec μm−1 and 0.5 psec mW−1.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 13, 1979
Published: January 1, 1980
L. Isganitis, K. R. German, and Mark G. Sceats, "Tunable picosecond infrared pulse generation from a mode-locked FA (II) color-center laser," Opt. Lett. 5, 7-9 (1980)