8 July 1993 Advances in solid-state modelocked lasers: generation and amplification of sub-20-femtosecond pulses
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Proceedings Volume 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147567
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
By optimizing the intracavity dispersion compensation in a self mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser, we have generated pulses of less than 11 fs in duration. Dispersion within the laser cavity can be reduced by using a short highly-doped Ti:sapphire crystal and a prism glass which reduces third-order dispersion. Amplifier design which reduce third order dispersion have also been tested, and we have demonstrated stretching an 11 fs pulse by a factor of 1000, followed by recompression of 20 fs pulse duration. Our results demonstrate that the exceptionally broad bandwidth of Ti:sapphire can be utilized to generate pulses shorter than has been possible with any other type of laser material to date.
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Jianping Zhou, Jianping Zhou, Dennis W. Garvey, Dennis W. Garvey, Chung-Po Huang, Chung-Po Huang, Melanie T. Asaki, Melanie T. Asaki, Howard Nathel, Howard Nathel, Henry C. Kapteyn, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane, Margaret M. Murnane, } "Advances in solid-state modelocked lasers: generation and amplification of sub-20-femtosecond pulses", Proc. SPIE 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147567; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147567
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