Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a passively mode-locked femtosecond thin-disk oscillator with cavity dumping. A β-barium-borate-based pockels cell imposes cavity dumping at a repetition rate of 1MHz. The laser generates pulse energies up to 3μJ with a pulse duration of 680fs in a diffraction-limited beam.

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2006 (3)

2005 (1)

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1, (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (2)

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 26, 1723 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 31, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bille, J. F.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

Bouma, B. E.

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 31, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

Butze, F.

Cerullo, G.

Chiodo, N.

Cho, S. H.

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 31, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Contag, K.

De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1, (2003).
[CrossRef]

der Au, J. Aus

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

Dewald, S.

Dörring, J.

Erhard, S.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

Fallnich, C.

Fujimoto, J. G.

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 31, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Giesen, A.

M. Larionov, F. Butze, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, Opt. Lett. 32, 494 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, N. V. Kuleshov, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Golling, M.

Grange, R.

Horvath, C.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

Hügel, H.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

Ippen, E. P.

S. H. Cho, B. E. Bouma, E. P. Ippen, and J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 31, 417 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Juhasz, T.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

Keller, U.

Killi, A.

Kisel, V. E.

Kopf, D.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kurtz, R. M.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

Lang, T.

Larionov, M.

M. Larionov, F. Butze, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, Opt. Lett. 32, 494 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, M.

Lederer, M. J.

Limpert, J.

Liu, H.

Loesel, F. H.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

Marchese, S. V.

Morgner, U.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moshammer, R.

Mourou, G.

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 26, 1723 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Nees, J.

Nickel, D.

Nielsen, C. K.

Ortac, B.

Osellame, R.

Paschotta, R.

Ramponi, R.

Schreiber, T.

Schröter, C. D.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Siegel, M.

Spühler, G. J.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

Steinmann, A.

Stewen, C.

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Südmeyer, T.

Taccheo, S.

Tünnermann, A.

Ullrich, J.

Valle, G. Della

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, S. Erhard, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 72, 267 (2001).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

T. Juhasz, F. H. Loesel, R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, J. F. Bille, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5, 902 (2004).

C. Stewen, K. Contag, M. Larionov, A. Giesen, and H. Hügel, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 650 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (9)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1, (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the laser setup: BRF, calcite birefringent filter (thickness 1.5 mm ); TFP, thin-film polarizer ( 2 mm thickness); EOM, electro-optical modulator (two BBO crystals); SAM, saturable absorber mirror; further folding mirrors have been omitted for simplicity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse energy dynamics inside the resonator; observed leakage behind a HR mirror on a fast photodiode. After 15 round trips the dumping occurs (dumping rate, 1.06 MHz ; resonator repetition rate, 16 MHz ); dumping efficiency is 22 % .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Solid curve, measured intensity autocorrelation trace ( 680 fs ) ; dashed curve, autocorrelation calculated from the spectrum (bandwidth 1.76 nm ) assuming flat phase ( 630 fs ) .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Solid curve, linear power spectrum of the output pulse under He atmosphere inside the resonator, FWHM bandwidth 1.76 nm ; dashed curve, spectrum for the output pulse without helium; the FWHM bandwidth is 1.58 nm .

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