Abstract

A high-pulse-energy, prismless, Kerr-lens mode-locked, extended cavity Ti:sapphire laser is demonstrated with double-chirped mirrors and a multiple-pass cavity. The laser operates at 5.85-MHz repetition rate and generates pulse energies as high as 150 nJ with 43-fs pulse duration, corresponding to peak powers of 3.5 MW directly from the laser.

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A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, andC. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics, Ascona, Switzerland, July 12–16, 1999.

Libertun, A. R.

A. R. Libertun, R. Shelton, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 469.

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A. Baltuska, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, D. A. Wiersma, and R. Szipöcs, Appl. Phys. B 65, 175 (1997).
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Ramaswamy, M.

Shelton, R.

A. R. Libertun, R. Shelton, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 469.

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A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, andC. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics, Ascona, Switzerland, July 12–16, 1999.

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A. Baltuska, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, D. A. Wiersma, and R. Szipöcs, Appl. Phys. B 65, 175 (1997).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Baltuska, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, D. A. Wiersma, and R. Szipöcs, Appl. Phys. B 65, 175 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 129 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

A. R. Libertun, R. Shelton, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/US) (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), p. 469.

A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, F. Krausz, andC. Spielmann, presented at Ultrafast Optics, Ascona, Switzerland, July 12–16, 1999.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic layout of the high-pulse-energy laser cavity. All shaded mirrors are DCMs. The standard 100-MHz cavity, with arms of 45 cm and 95 cm, for the short and long arms extends from the output coupler (OC) to M6. The MPC is enclosed in the dotted box. The pump source is a frequency-doubled Nd:vanadate laser that produces up to 10 W of power at 532 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Oscilloscope trace from the fast photodiode, showing pulses with a 171-ns intrapulse arrival time, corresponding to a cavity repetition rate of 5.85 MHz. (b) Measured mode-locked spectrum with a 16.5-nm FWHM centered at 788 nm. (c) Background-free, second-harmonic autocorrelation measurements with 67-fs FWHM, corresponding to a 43-fs pulse duration, assuming a sech2 shape.

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1d0110-1/f11d01=1-d/f2d-d2/f-1/f-d/f+11-d/f2d-d2/f-1/f-d/f+1N=±1.

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