Femtosecond pulse generation in Ti:Al2O3 using a microdot mirror mode locker

G. Gabetta, D. Huang, J. Jacobson, M. Ramaswamy, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto

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Abstract

A new nonlinear intracavity device called a microdot mirror mode locker is demonstrated for ultrashort-pulse generation in solid-state lasers. The microdot mirror produces fast saturable absorber action by using self-focusing. Pulse durations of 190 fs are achieved in a Ti:Al2O3 laser. The microdot mirror mode locker is modular, preserves wavelength tunability, and can be extended to a wide range of solid-state lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1756-1758
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume16
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Gabetta, G., Huang, D., Jacobson, J., Ramaswamy, M., Ippen, E. P., & Fujimoto, J. G. (1991). Femtosecond pulse generation in Ti:Al2O3 using a microdot mirror mode locker. Optics Letters, 16(22), 1756-1758. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.001756