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High-power Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator in the anomalous and normal dispersion regimes
Author(s): Oleg Pronin; Jonathan Brons; Marcus Seidel; Fabian Lücking; Christian Grasse; Gerhard Boehm; Marcus C. Amann; Vladimir Pervak; Alexander Apolonski; Vladimir L. Kalashnikov; Ferenc Krausz
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Paper Abstract

A femtosecond thin-disk Yb:YAG oscillator in both the anomalous and the normal dispersion regime is demonstrated. Both regimes are realized with practically the same resonator configuration. The power scaling potential of the anomalous and normal dispersion regimes is analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. The recipe to obtain Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) in the thin-disk configuration is presented here and oscillator characteristics as well as start-up difficulties are described. The oscillator stability in terms of output power, beam pointing and sensitivity to back reflections is measured and corresponds to the level of commercial systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, 85991N (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004192
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg Pronin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Jonathan Brons, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Marcus Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Fabian Lücking, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Christian Grasse, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Gerhard Boehm, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Marcus C. Amann, Walter Schottky Institut (Germany)
Vladimir Pervak, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Alexander Apolonski, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Ferenc Krausz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8599:
Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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