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Generation of sub-20-femtosecond pulses from mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 lasers with reduced cubic phase
Author(s): Bob Proctor; Frank W. Wise
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Paper Abstract

The third-order dispersion of a modelocked Ti:Al2O3 laser can be reduced by using quartz prisms for dispersion control. Two such lasers have been constructed, one which uses a novel sequence of four quartz prisms and a second which uses a pair of quartz prisms. The laser which incorporates four quartz prisms allows transform-limited 13-fs pulses to be generated with a gain crystal 20 mm long. The second laser has four times less third-order dispersion but does not produce pulses shorter than 15 fs. Evidence is presented to show that third-order dispersion is not limiting pulse duration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147048
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Bob Proctor, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Frank W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1861:
Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy
Timothy R. Gosnell; Antoinette J. Taylor; Keith A. Nelson; Michael C. Downer, Editor(s)

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