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Frequency doubling of sub-20-femtosecond pulses in Ti:sapphire
Author(s): Melanie T. Asaki; Chung-Po Huang; Dennis W. Garvey; Jianping Zhou; Margaret M. Murnane; Henry C. Kapteyn
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present results on the generation of 10.9 fs duration pulses directly from a self mode-locked Ti:Sapphire laser. Ultrashort-pulse operation of the laser was obtained by optimizing the intracavity dispersion compensation. A short, highly-doped Ti:Sapphire crystal and fused silica prism pair were used to achieve this. We also present preliminary results on frequency doubling of the 800 nm fundamental beam, both inside and outside the laser cavity. Detailed calculations have been made on a number of nonlinear crystals to determine the optimum crystal choice. Our calculations indicate that intracavity doubling should lead to the generation of sub-20 duration ultraviolet pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147057
Show Author Affiliations
Melanie T. Asaki, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Chung-Po Huang, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Dennis W. Garvey, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Jianping Zhou, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Margaret M. Murnane, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Henry C. Kapteyn, Washington State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1861:
Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy
Timothy R. Gosnell; Antoinette J. Taylor; Keith A. Nelson; Michael C. Downer, Editor(s)

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