Abstract

We describe a novel self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire ring laser that produces 13-fs pulses with peak powers exceeding 1  MW, pulse energies of 13  nJ, and average mode-locked output powers of 1.5  W at a cavity repetition frequency of 110  MHz. A complete resonator analysis describing the optimum mode-locking configuration is presented, together with fringe-resolved autocorrelation and sonogram measurements of the output pulses.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

Chilla, J. L. A.

Clement, T. S.

Dudley, J. M.

D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

Ferencz, K.

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D. Georgiev, J. Herrmann, and U. Stamm, Opt. Commun. 92, 368 (1992).
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D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

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D. Georgiev, J. Herrmann, and U. Stamm, Opt. Commun. 92, 368 (1992).
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Krausz, F.

Martinez, O. E.

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Powers, P. E.

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D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

Rodriguez, G.

Sibbett, W.

D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

Spielmann, C.

Stamm, U.

D. Georgiev, J. Herrmann, and U. Stamm, Opt. Commun. 92, 368 (1992).
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Stingl, A.

Takano, S.

Tang, C. L.

Taylor, A. J.

Tempea, G.

Thomsen, B.

D. T. Reid, W. Sibbett, J. M. Dudley, L. P. Barry, B. Thomsen, and J. D. Harvey, Engineering and Laboratory Notes supplement, Opt. Photon. News 9(5) (1998).

Walmsley, I. A.

Wong, V.

Xu, L.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the folded Ti:sapphire ring-cavity configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Stability map of the laser for the crystal position x and the curved mirror separation z. The gray scale is a logarithmic representation of the KLMP values, where darker means higher Kerr-lens mode-locking sensitivity. The white areas are unstable for a mode-locked pulse. The left-hand stability region is most sensitive to thermal effects. The resolution of the map is 2 μm for z and 38 μm for x.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometric autocorrelation of output pulses from the laser running at a center wavelength of 815  nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Measured sonogram trace and (b) sonogram trace reconstructed from the retrieved pulse data. (c) Retrieved spectral intensity (circles) and phase (diamonds) plotted with the independently measured pulse spectrum (solid curve). (d) Retrieved temporal intensity (circles) and phase (diamonds).

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