OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2001
  • pp: 3539–3541

High-Average-Power Self-Starting Mode-Locked Ti:sapphire Laser With a Broadband Semiconductor Saturable-Absorber Mirror

Jinghua Sun, Ruobing Zhang, Qingyue Wang, Lu Chai, Dongqing Pang, Jianming Dai, Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Takeyoshi Sugaya  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 21, pp. 3539-3541 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.003539


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (82 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We present a novel high-power, self-starting mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser with a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror as the starter element. This laser, whose slope efficiency is 22%, generates pulses with an average power as high as 1.7 W and a pulse width as short as 16 fs. The self-starting process is also investigated.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

Citation
Jinghua Sun, Ruobing Zhang, Qingyue Wang, Lu Chai, Dongqing Pang, Jianming Dai, Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, Tadashi Nakagawa, and Takeyoshi Sugaya, "High-Average-Power Self-Starting Mode-Locked Ti:sapphire Laser With a Broadband Semiconductor Saturable-Absorber Mirror," Appl. Opt. 40, 3539-3541 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-21-3539


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. U. Morgner, F. X. Kartner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, “Sub-two-cycle pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 24, 411–413 (1999).
  2. R. Mellish, P. M. W. French, and J. R. Taylor, “Self-starting femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser with intracavity multiquantum well absorber,” Electron. Lett. 29, 894–896 (1993).
  3. L. R. Brovelli, I. D. Jung, D. Kopf, M. Kemp, M. Moser, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, “Self-starting soliton mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser using a thin semiconductor saturable absorber,” Electron. Lett. 31, 287–288 (1995).
  4. I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, “Self-starting 6.5-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1009–1011 (1997).
  5. Z. Zhang, K. Torizuka, T. Itatani, K. Kobayashi, T. Sugaya, T. Nakagawa, and H. Takahashi, “Broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror for a self-starting mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1465–1467 (1998).
  6. Z. Zhang, T. Nakagawa, K. Torizuka, T. Sugaya, and K. Kobayashi, “Self-starting mode-locked Cr4+:YAG laser with a low-loss broadband semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1768–1770 (1999).
  7. Z. Zhang, T. Nakagawa, H. Takada, K. Torizuka, T. Sugaya, T. Miura, and K. Kobayashi, “Low-loss broadband semiconductor saturable absorber mirror for mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers,” Opt. Commun. 176, 171–175 (2000).
  8. I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, L. R. Brovelli, M. Kamp, and U. Keller, “Experimental verification of soliton mode locking using only a slow saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 18, 1892–1894 (1995).
  9. N. Sarukura and Y. Ishida, “Pulse evolution dynamics of a femtosecond passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser,” Opt. Lett. 17, 61–63 (1992).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited