Abstract

We present a passively mode-locked Yb:CALGO oscillator with harmonic repetition rate operation up to the third order. It is operated in the solitary regime with a fundamental roundtrip rate of 94 MHz and pulse durations between 200 fs and 600 fs. Harmonic operation was observed being stable for several days. The harmonic mode-locking regions are analyzed depending on intra-cavity dispersion. The transient pulsing dynamics converging to the stable harmonic modes is tracked and a theoretical model describing the pulse moving mechanisms is presented.

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2017 (1)

2014 (2)

T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, C. Y. Tang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “A high-power harmonically self-mode-locked Nd:YVO 4 1.34- µm laser with repetition rate up to 32.1 GHz,” Laser Phys. 24(4), 045803 (2014).
[Crossref]

P. Sévillano, P. Georges, F. Druon, D. Descamps, and E. Cormier, “32-fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:CaGdAlO4 oscillator optically pumped by a bright fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 39(20), 6001–6004 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (1)

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. Whuang, and K. W. Su, ‘High-power subpicosecond harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser with pulse repetition rate up to 240 GHz,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(1), 015803 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, B. Viana, J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “Diode pumping of Yb3+:CaGdAlO4,” Proc. SPIE 6998, 69980Z (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

2005 (2)

J. Petit, Ph. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Laser emission with low quantum defect in Yb: CaGdAlO4,” Opt. Lett. 11(30), 1345–1347 (2005).
[Crossref]

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

2000 (1)

1999 (2)

1997 (2)

A. B. Grudinin and S. Gray, “Passive harmonic mode locking in soliton fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(1), 144–154 (1997).
[Crossref]

M. Lai, J. Nicholson, and W. Rudolph, “Multiple pulse operation of a femtosecond Ti: sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun. 142(1), 45–49 (1997).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

F. X. Kärtner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[Crossref]

1994 (2)

C. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, and F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband Femtosecond Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1100–1114 (1994).
[Crossref]

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (1)

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Passive harmonic modelocking of a fibre soliton ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 29(21), 1860–1861 (1993).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

1975 (3)

H. Haus, “A Theory of Forced Mode Locking,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11(7), 323–330 (1975).
[Crossref]

H. Haus, “Theory of mode locking with a fast saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. 46(7), 3049–3058 (1975).
[Crossref]

H. Haus, “Theory of mode locking with a slow saturable absorber,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11(9), 736–746 (1975).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

M. F. Becker, D.J. Kuizenga, and a.E. Siegman, “Harmonic Mode Locking of the Nd:YAG Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8(8), 687–693 (1972).
[Crossref]

Agnesi, A.

Agrawal, G.P.

G.P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2005).

Akhmediev, N. N.

Aus der Au, J.

Baer, C. R. E.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Balembois, F.

P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, B. Viana, J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “Diode pumping of Yb3+:CaGdAlO4,” Proc. SPIE 6998, 69980Z (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb 3 +: CaGdAlO 4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Becker, M. F.

M. F. Becker, D.J. Kuizenga, and a.E. Siegman, “Harmonic Mode Locking of the Nd:YAG Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8(8), 687–693 (1972).
[Crossref]

Boudeile, J.

Brabec, T.

C. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, and F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband Femtosecond Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1100–1114 (1994).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

T. Brabec, C. Spielmann, and E. Krausz, “Mode locking in solitary lasers,” Opt. Lett. 16(24), 1961–1963 (1991).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Carruthers, T. F.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[Crossref]

Chen, Y. F.

T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, C. Y. Tang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “A high-power harmonically self-mode-locked Nd:YVO 4 1.34- µm laser with repetition rate up to 32.1 GHz,” Laser Phys. 24(4), 045803 (2014).
[Crossref]

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. Whuang, and K. W. Su, ‘High-power subpicosecond harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser with pulse repetition rate up to 240 GHz,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(1), 015803 (2013).
[Crossref]

Cormier, E.

Curley, P. F.

C. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, and F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband Femtosecond Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1100–1114 (1994).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

Deng, Y.

Dennis, M. L.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[Crossref]

Descamps, D.

Didierjean, J.

P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, B. Viana, J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “Diode pumping of Yb3+:CaGdAlO4,” Proc. SPIE 6998, 69980Z (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Zaouter, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, G. Lucas Leclin, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “47-fs diode-pumped Yb 3 +: CaGdAlO 4 laser,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 119–121 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Druon, F.

Duling, I. N.

T. F. Carruthers, I. N. Duling, and M. L. Dennis, “Active-passive modelocking in a single-polarisation erbium fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 30(13), 1051–1053 (1994).
[Crossref]

Erbert, G.

Fan, X.

Fermann, M. E.

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

Fiebig, C.

Georges, P.

Goldner, P.

Goldner, Ph.

J. Petit, Ph. Goldner, and B. Viana, “Laser emission with low quantum defect in Yb: CaGdAlO4,” Opt. Lett. 11(30), 1345–1347 (2005).
[Crossref]

Golling, M.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

Grange, R.

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

Gray, S.

Greborio, A.

Grudinin, A. B.

A. B. Grudinin and S. Gray, “Passive harmonic mode locking in soliton fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(1), 144–154 (1997).
[Crossref]

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Passive harmonic modelocking of a fibre soliton ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 29(21), 1860–1861 (1993).
[Crossref]

Guandalini, A.

Haiml, M.

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

Hanna, M.

Haus, H.

H. Haus, “A Theory of Forced Mode Locking,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11(7), 323–330 (1975).
[Crossref]

H. Haus, “Theory of mode locking with a fast saturable absorber,” Appl. Phys. 46(7), 3049–3058 (1975).
[Crossref]

H. Haus, “Theory of mode locking with a slow saturable absorber,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11(9), 736–746 (1975).
[Crossref]

Haus, H. A.

Heckl, O. H.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Hofer, M.

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

Huber, G.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ippen, E. P.

Jung, I. D.

F. X. Kärtner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kärtner, F. X.

F. X. Kärtner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[Crossref]

Keller, U.

S. Pekarek, C. Fiebig, M. C. Stumpf, A. E. H. Oehler, K. Paschke, G. Erbert, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped gigahertz femtosecond Yb:KGW laser with a peak power of 3.9 kW.,” Opt. Express 18(16), 16320–16326 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

F. X. Kärtner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 2(3), 540–556 (1996).
[Crossref]

Knox, W.

Koch, M.

Krainer, L.

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kränkel, C.

T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
[Crossref]

Krausz, E.

Krausz, F.

C. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, and F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband Femtosecond Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30(4), 1100–1114 (1994).
[Crossref]

F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
[Crossref]

Kuizenga, D.J.

M. F. Becker, D.J. Kuizenga, and a.E. Siegman, “Harmonic Mode Locking of the Nd:YAG Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8(8), 687–693 (1972).
[Crossref]

Lai, M.

M. Lai, J. Nicholson, and W. Rudolph, “Multiple pulse operation of a femtosecond Ti: sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun. 142(1), 45–49 (1997).
[Crossref]

Lederer, M. J.

Liang, H. C.

T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, C. Y. Tang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “A high-power harmonically self-mode-locked Nd:YVO 4 1.34- µm laser with repetition rate up to 32.1 GHz,” Laser Phys. 24(4), 045803 (2014).
[Crossref]

Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. Whuang, and K. W. Su, ‘High-power subpicosecond harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser with pulse repetition rate up to 240 GHz,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(1), 015803 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lu, F.

Lucas Leclin, G.

Luther-Davies, B.

Nicholson, J.

M. Lai, J. Nicholson, and W. Rudolph, “Multiple pulse operation of a femtosecond Ti: sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun. 142(1), 45–49 (1997).
[Crossref]

Ober, M. H.

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Paschke, K.

Paschotta, R.

R. Grange, M. Haiml, R. Paschotta, G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, M. Golling, O. Ostinelli, and U. Keller, “New regime of inverse saturable absorption for self-stabilizing passively mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 80(2), 151–158 (2005).
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T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
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P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, B. Viana, J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “Diode pumping of Yb3+:CaGdAlO4,” Proc. SPIE 6998, 69980Z (2008).
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Reali, G.

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M. Lai, J. Nicholson, and W. Rudolph, “Multiple pulse operation of a femtosecond Ti: sapphire laser,” Opt. Commun. 142(1), 45–49 (1997).
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T. Südmeyer, C. Kränkel, C. R. E. Baer, O. H. Heckl, C. J. Saraceno, M. Golling, R. Peters, K. Petermann, G. Huber, and U. Keller, “High-power ultrafast thin disk laser oscillators and their potential for sub-100-femtosecond pulse generation,” Appl. Phys. B 97(2), 281–295 (2009).
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F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
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Su, K. W.

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T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, C. Y. Tang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “A high-power harmonically self-mode-locked Nd:YVO 4 1.34- µm laser with repetition rate up to 32.1 GHz,” Laser Phys. 24(4), 045803 (2014).
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P. O. Petit, P. Goldner, B. Viana, J. Boudeile, J. Didierjean, F. Balembois, F. Druon, and P. Georges, “Diode pumping of Yb3+:CaGdAlO4,” Proc. SPIE 6998, 69980Z (2008).
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F. Krausz, M. E. Fermann, T. Brabec, P. F. Curley, M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, C. Spielmann, E. Wintner, and A. J. Schmidt, “Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(10), 2097–2122 (1992).
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T. W. Wu, C. H. Tsou, C. Y. Tang, H. C. Liang, and Y. F. Chen, “A high-power harmonically self-mode-locked Nd:YVO 4 1.34- µm laser with repetition rate up to 32.1 GHz,” Laser Phys. 24(4), 045803 (2014).
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Y. F. Chen, W. Z. Zhuang, H. C. Liang, G. Whuang, and K. W. Su, ‘High-power subpicosecond harmonically mode-locked Yb:YAG laser with pulse repetition rate up to 240 GHz,” Laser Phys. Lett. 10(1), 015803 (2013).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of the experimental setup of the Yb:CALGO laser oscillator. The laser crystal is pumped through a dichroic mirror. The cavity is formed by HR mirrors, GTI mirrors for dispersion compensation, a sapphire plate in Brewster’s angle, the SESAM as one end mirror, and an output coupler with 2.4 % transmission. The radius of curvature for the curve mirrors are HR2,ROC = −200 mm, HR4,ROC = −300 mm, HR5,ROC = −400 mm and HR6,ROC = −600 mm.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Pulse duration (red crosses) and radio frequency measurements (color map) for net intracavity dispersion D2 of (a) −2680 fs2, (b) −1470 fs2 and (c) −420 fs2 as a function of the internal average power.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Damping of the fundamental repetition rate peaks in the second harmonic and (b) the third harmonic mode-locking regime (−1470 fs2) with Pint,2nd−harm = 107 W and Pint,3rd−harm = 174 W of intracavity average power.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Long-term tracking of the suppressed second harmonic peak around 188 MHz in third harmonic operation mode.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Measured optical spectra (color map) and central frequency (red crosses) as a function of resonator internal average power for a net dispersion of −1470 fs2. (b) Measured optical spectra for 51 W (red), 83 W (green), 100 W (blue), 135 W (purple) and 144 W (black) internal power.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Pulse splitting and evolution of the second harmonic mode-locking regime. The distances of the four plateaus to the first pulse at time 0 ns are GTI1 ≈ 0.94 ns, crystal ≈ 3.72 ns, HR5 ≈ 4.99 ns and the red dashed line indicates half the round trip time TR/2 ≈ 5.33 ns.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Evolution of gain (red) and losses (green) during two pulses (blue).

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Measured output parameters at different harmonic mode-locking (HML) orders (single-pulse operation at −420 fs2 with a cw component in the spectrum).

Equations (3)

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λ = 1.13 π l n 2 T R | D 2 | A eff m τ P ¯
T R A ( T , t ) T = [ g ( T , t ) ( 1 + 1 Ω g 2 d 2 d t 2 ) l q ( T , t ) + i D 2 2 2 t 2 + i T R c 2 π n 2 λ A Eff | A | 2 ] A ( T , t ) .
g ( T , t ) t = g 0 g ( t ) τ L g ( t ) | A ( T , t ) | 2 E sat , L , q ( T , t ) t = q 0 q ( t ) τ A q ( t ) | A ( T , t ) | 2 E sat , A

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