Kerr-Lens Mode-Locked Diode-Pumped Cr-Lisgaf Laser
Abbreviated Journal Title
CR3+LISRALF6 LASER; GENERATION; PULSES; Optics
We have demonstrated stable and self-sustaining Kerr-lens mode locking of a Cr:LiSGAF laser pumped by AlGaInP laser diodes. A hard aperture near one end of the laser provides the necessary amplitude modulation. This all-solid-state system generates transform-limited 100-fs pulses, tunable from 810 to 860 nn. The average power at 830 nm is 35 mW, with fluctuations of much less than 1%. The thermal properties of Cr:LiSGAF will permit scaling of these results to higher power.
"Kerr-Lens Mode-Locked Diode-Pumped Cr-Lisgaf Laser" (1995). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1512.