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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2002
  • pp: 453–458

Analysis of cavities for self-starting Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers

Jinan Xia and Min Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 3, pp. 453-458 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.000453


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Abstract

We used the ABCD law to derive the transfer matrix of beam propagation in a Kerr-lens mode-locked laser. On the basis of the transfer matrix and the formulas of the cavity stability G parameters that differ from the simple cavity g parameters, we give the expressions for Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) strength and some equations for cavity geometric parameters. The expressions and the equations can be used to construct a laser resonator to achieve self-starting oscillation of KLM. In addition we made a numerical simulation of the KLM strength at different positions in a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. The numerical results provide a good explanation of some of the physical phenomena observed in our experiments.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2001
Published: January 20, 2002

Citation
Jinan Xia and Min Hee Lee, "Analysis of cavities for self-starting Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers," Appl. Opt. 41, 453-458 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-3-453

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