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Power and energy scaling of Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillators
Author(s): Oleg Pronin; Jonathan Brons; Marcus Seidel; Elena Fedulova; Alexander A. Apolonskiy; Dominik Bauer; Dirk Sutter; Vladimir Kalashnikov; Vladimir Pervak; Ferenc Krausz
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Paper Abstract

The goal of this contribution is to provide a guideline for Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) of thin-disk oscillators. This includes cavity design, hard and soft-aperture optimization, handling of thermal effects in intra-cavity optics as well as methods of average power and energy scaling. The main differences and similarities between mode-locking of Ti:sapphire bulk and Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillators are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9135, Laser Sources and Applications II, 91351H (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057513
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Oleg Pronin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Jonathan Brons, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Marcus Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Elena Fedulova, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Alexander A. Apolonskiy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Dominik Bauer, TRUMPF-Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Dirk Sutter, TRUMPF-Laser GmbH and Co. KG (Germany)
Vladimir Kalashnikov, Technische Univ. Wien (Austria)
Vladimir Pervak, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ München (Germany)
Ferenc Krausz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9135:
Laser Sources and Applications II
Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena JelÍnková; Takunori Taira; Marwan Abdou Ahmed, Editor(s)

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