Self-starting mode-locked Cr:Forsterite laser with semiconductor saturable Bragg reflector

P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, E. Slobodchikov, Y. M. Kim, J. C. Woo, N. Peyghambarian

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We report the self-starting passively mode-locked operation of a chromium-doped forsterite laser using a semiconductor saturable Bragg reflector. Self-starting mode-locking was the only operational mode of the laser and could be achieved with and without intracavity dispersion compensation. We obtained 110 fs transformed limited pulses using a prism pair for dispersion compensation, 4 ps pulses without prisms, and pulse energies of up to 2.3 nJ at 90 MHz repetition rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997


  • Cr:forsterite laser
  • Mode-locking
  • Saturable Bragg reflector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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