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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 6, 2014

Pulse-width-tunable 0.7  W mode-locked Cr: forsterite laser

A. A. Ivanov, A. A. Voronin, A. A. Lanin, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 205-208 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000205


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Abstract

A mode-locked chromium forsterite laser with output power in excess of 0.7 W, a central wavelength of 1.25 μm, a pulse repetition rate of 29 MHz, and an output pulse-width-tunable from 40 to 200 fs is demonstrated. The dynamics behind the buildup of ultrashort light pulses in this laser is shown to involve spectral and temporal breathing due to the interplay of gain, Kerr nonlinearity, and dispersion effects. The pulse-width-tunable 1.25 μm output delivered by the developed laser source suggests a powerful tool for nonlinear-optical bio-imaging and offers an advantageous front end for extreme-power laser technologies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2013
Published: January 3, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
A. A. Ivanov, A. A. Voronin, A. A. Lanin, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Pulse-width-tunable 0.7  W mode-locked Cr: forsterite laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 205-208 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-205

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