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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Pulse Synthesis (CW1D)

Single-Cycle Optical Pulses from Coherently Combined Independent Mode-locked Lasers

William P. Putnam, Jonathan A. Cox, Alexander Sell, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Franz X. Kaertner  »View Author Affiliations


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The repetition-rate and carrier-envelope offset of two independent mode-locked oscillators are locked. The resulting coherent optical pulse-train is compressed, and the pulse duration is measured to be 3.7 fs, about 1.1 cycles of the optical field.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

W. P. Putnam, J. A. Cox, A. Sell, A. Leitenstorfer, and F. X. Kaertner, "Single-Cycle Optical Pulses from Coherently Combined Independent Mode-locked Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CW1D.1.

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