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Title: Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode

Abstract

We demonstrate a direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens Modelocked Ti:sapphire laser producing 13 fs pulses with 1.85 nJ energy at 78 MHz (145 mW) using a single laser diode pump. We also present a similar laser using three spectrally combined diodes, generating >300 mW output power with >50 nm bandwidth. We discuss the use of far-from TEM00 pump laser sources, and their effect on the Kerr lens modelocking process.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [4]
  1. Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc., Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States). Dept. of Physics
  4. (United States). Dept. of Physics. Joint Inst. for Lab. Astrophysics (JILA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc., Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
Contributing Org.:
Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States); Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1357469
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009707
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ultrafast optics; lasers and laser optics; diode lasers; Ti:sapphire lasers; optical components; laser sources; ion lasers; semiconductor lasers

Citation Formats

Backus, Sterling, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, Kirchner, Matt, Durfee, Charles, Murnane, Margaret, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Kapteyn, Henry, and Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.012469.
Backus, Sterling, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, Kirchner, Matt, Durfee, Charles, Murnane, Margaret, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Kapteyn, Henry, & Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.012469
Backus, Sterling, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, Kirchner, Matt, Durfee, Charles, Murnane, Margaret, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Kapteyn, Henry, and Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Thu . "Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.012469. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357469.
@article{osti_1357469,
title = {Direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens 13 fs Ti:sapphire ultrafast oscillator using a single blue laser diode},
author = {Backus, Sterling and Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO and Kirchner, Matt and Durfee, Charles and Murnane, Margaret and Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO and Kapteyn, Henry and Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate a direct diode-pumped Kerr Lens Modelocked Ti:sapphire laser producing 13 fs pulses with 1.85 nJ energy at 78 MHz (145 mW) using a single laser diode pump. We also present a similar laser using three spectrally combined diodes, generating >300 mW output power with >50 nm bandwidth. We discuss the use of far-from TEM00 pump laser sources, and their effect on the Kerr lens modelocking process.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.25.012469},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 11,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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