Generation Of 150-Fs Tunable Pulses In Cr-Lisralf6
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Sapphire Laser; Optics
We report ultrashort-pulse generation in a Cr:LiSrAlF6 solid-state laser. The 15-mm crystal was pumped by 1 W of red light from a cw krypton laser and actively mode locked at an 82-MHz repetition frequency using an acousto-optic modulator. Wavelength tuning was demonstrated over the range 800-880 nm, limited by the bandwidth of the optical components. By including intracavity dispersion compensation, pulse widths of 150 fs were obtained with evidence that self-phase modulation contributes to spectral broadening and pulse shortening.
Miller, A.; Likamwa, P.; Chai, B. H. T.; and Vanstryland, E. W., "Generation Of 150-Fs Tunable Pulses In Cr-Lisralf6" (1992). Faculty Bibliography. 1475.