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Mode coupling enhancement by astigmatism compensation in a femtosecond laser cavity
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present a numerical analysis of the mode coupling between the pump-beam and the laser-beam in a Ti:Sapphire crystal used as a gain medium of a femtosecond laser. Using the Matrix ABCD and propagation gaussian beam models, we obtained an optimal configuration for compensate the astigmatism in the output beam laser. Also we analysed pump-beam propagation and got the settings to fix the astigmatism in the crystal. Furthermore we apply this configuration to a homemade femtosecond laser, accomplishing an overall efficiency of laser to 20% in continuum wave (CW) and 16% in mode looking (ML) operation. The femtosecond laser have 30 nm bandwidth to FWHM at 810 nm corresponding 30fs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9950, Laser Beam Shaping XVII, 99500W (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237896
Show Author Affiliations
Gustavo Castro-Olvera, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Jesus Garduño-Mejía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Martha Rosete-Aguilar, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Carlos J. Roman-Moreno, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9950:
Laser Beam Shaping XVII
Andrew Forbes; Todd E. Lizotte, Editor(s)

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