18 February 2013 Advances in mode-locked semiconductor disk lasers
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NonLinear Microscopy techniques, such as Two-Photon Excited Fluorescence and Second Harmonic Generation provide advantages over conventional Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy. A key element in a NonLinear Microscope is an ultrafast laser which produces short pulses with the high intensities needed for exciting nonlinear processes. Semiconductor Disk Lasers potentially offer an alternative to expensive Ti:Sapphire lasers. The reported 200MHz operation of a modelocked Semiconductor Disk laser is to our knowledge the lowest repetition rate as yet demonstrated.
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Lukaz Kornaszewski, Lukaz Kornaszewski, Nils Hempler, Nils Hempler, Craig J. Hamilton, Craig J. Hamilton, Gareth T. Maker, Gareth T. Maker, Graeme P. A. Malcolm, Graeme P. A. Malcolm, } "Advances in mode-locked semiconductor disk lasers", Proc. SPIE 8606, Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VECSELs) III, 86060N (18 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004971; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004971
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