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Self-modelocked Cr:forsterite laser with optimized group-delay dispersion
Author(s): Victor P. Yanovsky; Y. Pang; Frank W. Wise
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Paper Abstract

Self-modelocked operation of a cw-pumped Cr:forsterite laser and the generation of pulses as short as 25 fs from a self-modelocked Cr:forsterite laser with optimized cavity dispersion are demonstrated. The pulse duration is limited by the gain bandwidth of Cr:forsterite and corresponds to only 6 optical cycles. From measurements of the performance of the laser the dispersion and nonlinearity of forsterite are obtained. Finally, a regime of modelocked operation which has not been observed previously is reported along with a tentative explanation in terms of gain saturation and gain dispersion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2116, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses, (16 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175865
Show Author Affiliations
Victor P. Yanovsky, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Y. Pang, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Frank W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2116:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Rick P. Trebino; Ian A. Walmsley, Editor(s)

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