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17 June 1993 Frequency doubling of sub-20-femtosecond pulses in Ti:sapphire
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Proceedings Volume 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy; (1993)
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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Melanie T. Asaki, Chung-Po Huang, Dennis W. Garvey, Jianping Zhou, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn "Frequency doubling of sub-20-femtosecond pulses in Ti:sapphire", Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993);

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