We present analytical expressions of quadratic and cubic phases in a three-element resonator for Kerr-lens mode locking. Variation of quadratic and cubic phases with wedge angles of Ti:sapphire and apex angles of a prismatic output coupler are calculated. The results provide a theoretical basis for the design of a three-element cavity.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2000
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2000
Published: January 20, 2001
Ruo-Bing Zhang, Jing-Hua Sun, Dong-Qing Pang, Jian-Ming Dai, and Qing-Yue Wang, "Analytical expressions of quadratic and cubic phases in a three-element resonator for Kerr-lens mode locking," Appl. Opt. 40, 360-365 (2001)