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Lecture Hall A1 CLEO®/Europe-EQEC > Ultrafast Optical Technologies > New developments for ultrafast oscillators
14:15-14:30 h | Hall A1 Room 2 "Emmy Noether"
Subjects: Lasers and Laser SourcesSpeaker: Nathalie Nagl (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Chairman: Daniele Brida (, University of Luxembourg)
We report the first directly diode-pumped, Kerr-lens mode-locked oscillator based on Cr2+-doped II-VI material, providing 45 fs pulses at 500 mW-level. This represents a new class of low-noise and affordable femtosecond mid-infrared (2-3 µm) lasers.