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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2490–2495

Contrast and phase of ultrashort laser pulses from Ti:sapphire ring and Fabry–Perot resonators based on chirped mirrors

A. Kasper and K. J. Witte  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 2490-2495 (1998)

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Ultrashort pulses with durations in the range from 10 to 50 fs generated by Kerr-lens mode-locked mirror-dispersion-controlled Ti:sapphire lasers in ring and Fabry–Perot configurations are fully characterized by the high-dynamic-range autocorrelation and the frequency-resolved optical gating techniques. The pulse quality is investigated in terms of pulse duration–bandwidth product, contrast, temporal and spectral phase errors, and similarity of the pulse shape to the ideal sech shape.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

A. Kasper and K. J. Witte, "Contrast and phase of ultrashort laser pulses from Ti:sapphire ring and Fabry–Perot resonators based on chirped mirrors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2490-2495 (1998)

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