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17 June 1993 Generation of sub-20-femtosecond pulses from mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 lasers with reduced cubic phase
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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
The third-order dispersion of a modelocked Ti:Al2O3 laser can be reduced by using quartz prisms for dispersion control. Two such lasers have been constructed, one which uses a novel sequence of four quartz prisms and a second which uses a pair of quartz prisms. The laser which incorporates four quartz prisms allows transform-limited 13-fs pulses to be generated with a gain crystal 20 mm long. The second laser has four times less third-order dispersion but does not produce pulses shorter than 15 fs. Evidence is presented to show that third-order dispersion is not limiting pulse duration.
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Bob Proctor and Frank W. Wise "Generation of sub-20-femtosecond pulses from mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 lasers with reduced cubic phase", Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993);


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