Highly compact and efficient femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers

J.M. Hopkins, G.J. Valentine, B. Agate, A. Kemp, U. Keller, W. Sibbett

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Abstract

Methods for developing more compact femtosecond Cr:LiSAF laser sources are examined. By careful modeling of the low threshold performance and intracavity dispersion characteristics of these cavities, a highly asymmetric z-cavity design with a single prism for dispersion compensation is developed. Transform-limited pulses as short as 113 fs and modelocked output powers up to 20 mW are demonstrated for less than 110 mW of laser-diode pump power. The complete laser system (including the laser diode pump system and drivers) has a footprint of 21.5 × 28 cm2, about the size of a sheet of US letter or A4 paper
LanguageEnglish
Pages360-368
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

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Keywords

  • femtosecond Cr
  • LiSAF lasers
  • quantum electronics
  • dispersion
  • laser system

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Hopkins, J. M., Valentine, G. J., Agate, B., Kemp, A., Keller, U., & Sibbett, W. (2002). Highly compact and efficient femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 38(4), 360-368. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.992549
Hopkins, J.M. ; Valentine, G.J. ; Agate, B. ; Kemp, A. ; Keller, U. ; Sibbett, W. / Highly compact and efficient femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2002 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 360-368.
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Hopkins, JM, Valentine, GJ, Agate, B, Kemp, A, Keller, U & Sibbett, W 2002, 'Highly compact and efficient femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers' IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 360-368. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.992549

Highly compact and efficient femtosecond Cr:LiSAF lasers. / Hopkins, J.M.; Valentine, G.J.; Agate, B.; Kemp, A.; Keller, U.; Sibbett, W.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 38, No. 4, 04.2002, p. 360-368.

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