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Design and performance of an astigmatism-compensated self-mode-locked ring cavity Ti:sapphire laser
Author(s): Yuzhen Shen; Jianming Dai; Qingyue Wang
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Paper Abstract

Based on the nonlinear ABCD matrix and the renormalized q- parameter for Gaussian-beam propagation, self-focusing in conjunction with a spatial gain profile for self-mode locking in a ring-cavity Ti:sapphire laser are analyzed. In the experiment, an astigmatism-compensated self-mode-locked ring-cavity Ti:sapphire laser is demonstrated, and self- mode-locked operation is achieved in both bidirection and unidirection with pulse durations as short as 36 fs and 32 fs, respectively. The experimental observations are in good agreement with theoretical predictions.

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Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2889, High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253265
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Yuzhen Shen, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jianming Dai, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Qingyue Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2889:
High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers
Sui-Sheng Mei; Keith A. Truesdell, Editor(s)

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