Tunable, mode-locked operation of cw Co:MgF2 and Ni:MgF2 lasers has been demonstrated for the first reported time, and autocorrelation measurements of the pulse widths have been made. The Co:MgF2 system has generated stable pulses over wavelengths from 1.65 to 2.01 μm and has produced pulses as short as 34 psec. The Ni:MgF2 laser has operated over the 1.61–1.73-μm range, with pulses as short as 23 psec.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 5, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 1984
Published: April 1, 1984
B. C. Johnson, P. F. Moulton, and A. Mooradian, "Mode-locked operation of Co:MgF2 and Ni:MgF2 lasers," Opt. Lett. 9, 116-118 (1984)