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Progress on all-solid state passively modelocked picosecond and femtosecond lasers
Author(s): Ruediger Paschotta; Clemens Hoenninger; Juerg Aus der Au; Gabriel J. Spuehler; Dirk H. Sutter; Nicolai Matuschek; Frieder H. Loesel; Francois Morier-Genoud; Ursula Keller; Michael Moser; Rainer Hoevel; Volker Scheuer; G. Angelow; Theo T. Tschudi; Michael J.P. Dymott; Daniel Kopf; Jens Meyer; Kurt J. Weingarten; Jeffrey D. Kmetec; Jason I. Alexander; Glen D. Truong
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Paper Abstract

Femtosecond and picosecond pulses can find many applications if they can be produced with laser sources that are not only powerful and efficient but also compact and reliable. In continuous wave operation, diode pumping of solid-state lasers has allowed for a rapid progress towards powerful, compact and reliable sources, while the often used technique of Kerr lens modelocking for pulsed operation tends to be in conflict with requirements for diode-pumpable high power designs. Passive modelocking with semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors solves this problem as it relaxes the restrictions on the cavity design. We report on our recent achievements in this field. In particular we present a novel semiconductor device for dispersion compensation and various improved diode-pumped passively modelocked lasers. Also we show which laser parameters determine the stability of a passively modelocked lasers against Q-switching instabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3616, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers, (4 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351820
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Ruediger Paschotta, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Clemens Hoenninger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Juerg Aus der Au, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (United States)
Gabriel J. Spuehler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technolgy (Switzerland)
Dirk H. Sutter, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (United States)
Nicolai Matuschek, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Frieder H. Loesel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Germany)
Francois Morier-Genoud, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Ursula Keller, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Michael Moser, CSEM (Switzerland)
Rainer Hoevel, CSEM (Switzerland)
Volker Scheuer, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
G. Angelow, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Theo T. Tschudi, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Michael J.P. Dymott, Time-Bandwidth Products, Inc. (Switzerland)
Daniel Kopf, Time-Bandwidth Products, Inc. (Austria)
Jens Meyer, Time-Bandwidth Products, Inc. (Germany)
Kurt J. Weingarten, Time-Bandwidth Products, Inc. (Switzerland)
Jeffrey D. Kmetec, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Jason I. Alexander, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Glen D. Truong, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3616:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers
Murray K. Reed; Joseph Neev, Editor(s)

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