TITLE

High efficiency diode pumping of a saturable Bragg reflector-mode-locked Cr:LiSAF femtosecond laser

AUTHOR(S)
Tsuda, S.; Knox, W. H.; Cundiff, S. T.
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/9/1996, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p1538
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We pump a saturable Bragg reflector (SBR)-mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser with a 0.5 W diffraction-limited 670 nm laser diode and obtain average CW mode-locked power of 100 mW of 70 fs pulses at λ=868 nm. The low loss of the SBR-mode-locking technique combined with a nearly diffraction limited pumping results in the highest optical conversion efficiency obtained with this type of laser to date. We discuss overall electrical efficiency of femtosecond lasers. © 1996 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6289559

 

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