Abstract

Stationary ultrashort light pulses of 10-psec duration and with an energy of 10 μJ per pulse were obtained from an active-passive mode-locked Nd:YAG laser by using a two-photon absorption limiter (GaAs) inserted into the resonator. The stability of energy in the steady-state part of the pulse train, containing approximately 90 pulses, is better than ±1.5%. The dynamics of the pulse-shortening mechanism are described, and it is shown that maximum pulse compression is reached after only approximately 10 round trips.

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K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Lauberau, Appl. Phys. A 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

K. P. Komarov, A. S. Kuchyanov, V. D. Ugozhayev, Opt. Commun. 57, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

1975 (1)

R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Spectrosc. Lett. 8, 329 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Babushkin, A. V.

A. V. Babushkin, in Proceedings of Ultrashort Phenomena in Spectrosocpy ’89 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), paper PTh 20.

Boggess, T. F.

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, I. W.

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Burneika, K.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Del Corno, A.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Gabetta, G.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Grigonis, R.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Heinz, P.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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K. P. Komarov, A. S. Kuchyanov, V. D. Ugozhayev, Opt. Commun. 57, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Kriegleder, W.

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Lauberau, Appl. Phys. A 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kubecek, V.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Kuchyanov, A. S.

K. P. Komarov, A. S. Kuchyanov, V. D. Ugozhayev, Opt. Commun. 57, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Lauberau, A.

P. Heinz, A. Lauberau, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 1574 (1989).
[CrossRef]

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Lauberau, Appl. Phys. A 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Marek, J.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Moss, S. C.

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G. C.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

Rice, S. A.

R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Spectrosc. Lett. 8, 329 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Sinkyavichyus, G.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Ugozhayev, V. D.

K. P. Komarov, A. S. Kuchyanov, V. D. Ugozhayev, Opt. Commun. 57, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ugozhyaev, V. D.

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

Van Stryland, E. W.

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Weisman, R. B.

R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Spectrosc. Lett. 8, 329 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. A (1)

P. Heinz, W. Kriegleder, A. Lauberau, Appl. Phys. A 43, 209 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. F. Boggess, A. L. Smirl, S. C. Moss, I. W. Boyd, E. W. Van Stryland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-21, 488 (1985).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. P. Komarov, A. S. Kuchyanov, V. D. Ugozhayev, Opt. Commun. 57, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) (1)

K. P. Komarov, V. D. Ugozhyaev, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 55, 564 (1983).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Burneika, R. Grigonis, A. Piskarskas, G. Sinkyavichyus, V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1034 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Spectrosc. Lett. (1)

R. B. Weisman, S. A. Rice, Spectrosc. Lett. 8, 329 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

A. V. Babushkin, in Proceedings of Ultrashort Phenomena in Spectrosocpy ’89 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), paper PTh 20.

A. Del Corno, G. Gabetta, V. Kubecek, J. Marek, G. C. Reali, in Digest of Conference Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CTUH34.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. D, diaphragm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope traces of the laser output. (a), (b) The beginning of the pulse train; (c) the whole train. The train envelope plateau lasts for ≈600 nsec. The vertical scales are 200, 50, and 100 mV, respectively; the horizontal scales are 10, 50, and 100 nsec, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured intensity autocorrelation signal at the beginning of the train (the dashed curve, τp = 28 psec) and at the central part of the train (the solid curve, τp = 10 psec).

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