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Advances in self-mode-locked lasers
Author(s): Wilson Sibbett
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of the self-modelocking technique to a range of broadband gain media is reviewed with particular emphasis on lasers that incorporate Ti:Al2O3 or Cr:LiSrAlF6 or NaCl:OH- color-center crystals. Frequency-conversion schemes, most notably involving optical parametric oscillation and difference-frequency mixing, are also briefly discussed within the general context of femtosecond pulse generation in near/mid-infrared spectral regions. A cavity frequency referenced, self-modelocked laser configuration that affords reduced pulse-timing jitter (i.e., phase noise) is described and preliminary details of schemes which offer compatibility with diode-based optical pumping of Ti:Al2O3 and Cr:LiSAF lasers are also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165599
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Wilson Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications
Michel Piche; Paul W. Pace, Editor(s)

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