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Tunable and compact femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers: single prism and prismless approaches

Stormont, B. and Agate, B. and Kemp, A. and Brown, C.T.A. and Sibbett, W. and Szipocs, R. (2003) Tunable and compact femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers: single prism and prismless approaches. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE: Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2002. (LEOS 2002). IEEE, pp. 508-509. ISBN 0-7803-7500-9

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50 nm and 30 nm of smooth, continuous tuning is demonstrated in a compact Cr:LiSAF laser using single-prism and prismless approaches respectively. Pulses of /spl sim/150 fs in duration are generated for electrical drive powers of < 1.2 W.