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Observation of continuous wave to pulsed operation transition in a passively mode-locked femtosecond laser
Author(s): Lukasz Zinkiewicz; Piotr Wasylczyk
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Paper Abstract

Time evolution of the laser light intensity from a self-starting Yb:KYW femtosecond laser with passive mode-locking is presented. One photon and two photon signal transients have been recorded for a few hundred microseconds after opening the laser cavity, and transition from continuous wave to pulsed operation is observed. The collected data are divided into two common types of evolution, with different transition phases and their characteristics are discussed.

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Date Published: 22 January 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8702, Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers, 87020N (22 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014097
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Lukasz Zinkiewicz, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Piotr Wasylczyk, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8702:
Laser Technology 2012: Progress in Lasers
Wieslaw L Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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