Self-focusing-induced saturable loss for laser mode locking

David Huang, Morrison Ulman, Lucio H. Acioli, Hermann A. Haus, James G. Fujimoto

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Abstract

Self-focusing has recently been used for fast saturable absorber mode locking and femtosecond pulse generation in Ti:Al2O3 lasers. We describe the operation, design, and optimization of self-focusing loss modulators for mode locking. A new formalism is developed that simplifies the treatment of self-focusing in thick nonlinear media by using a simple transform of the complex Gaussian beam parameter. Theoretical predictions are confirmed by experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Huang, D., Ulman, M., Acioli, L. H., Haus, H. A., & Fujimoto, J. G. (1992). Self-focusing-induced saturable loss for laser mode locking. Optics Letters, 17(7), 511-513. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000511

Self-focusing-induced saturable loss for laser mode locking. / Huang, David; Ulman, Morrison; Acioli, Lucio H.; Haus, Hermann A.; Fujimoto, James G.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 17, No. 7, 1992, p. 511-513.

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Huang, D, Ulman, M, Acioli, LH, Haus, HA & Fujimoto, JG 1992, 'Self-focusing-induced saturable loss for laser mode locking', Optics Letters, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 511-513. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.17.000511
Huang, David ; Ulman, Morrison ; Acioli, Lucio H. ; Haus, Hermann A. ; Fujimoto, James G. / Self-focusing-induced saturable loss for laser mode locking. In: Optics Letters. 1992 ; Vol. 17, No. 7. pp. 511-513.
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