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Analysis of laser cavities with self-starting Kerr-lens mode locking
Author(s): Jinan Xia; Minhee Lee
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Paper Abstract

The ABCD matrix and the general formulae of cavity g parameters are used to analyze and ca!culate the characteristic parameters of a Kerr-lens mode-locking laser. The result shows that KLM strength in the laser is very sensitive to the defocusing distance of the te!escope formed by the two mirrors locating at the two sides of Kerr medium. The mechanism for self-starting operation of Kerr-lens mode-locking laser is studied. Several types of cavity structures with which selfstarting operation of Kerr-lens mode-locking lasers may be achieved are presented. In addition the position of a hard or soft aperture similar as a fast saturable absorber in a KLM laser is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4270, Laser Resonators IV, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424674
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Jinan Xia, Inha Univ. (South Korea)
Minhee Lee, Inha Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4270:
Laser Resonators IV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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