High-energy short pulse Cr4+: forsterite oscillator for microscopic imaging and material processing
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We use a novel design of Cr4+:forsterite laser to generate ultrashort high energy laser pulses around 1200-1300 nm. Pumping with a fiber laser provides an excellent long-term stability, and semiconductor saturated absorber mirror (SESAM) provides a stable mechanism for self-starting. We characterize the output of this laser and discuss its application for deep tissue biological imaging and semiconductor processing.