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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Aug. 4, 1997
  • pp: 68–72

Effects of two-photon absorption in saturable Bragg reflectors used in femtosecond solid state lasers

Amjad T. Obeidat, Wayne H. Knox, and Jacob B. Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 68-72 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000068


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Abstract

We analyzed the effect of two-photon absorption (TPA) on distributed Bragg reflectors and applied our results to the study of saturable Bragg reflectors in mode-locked Cr:LiSAF laser. We showed that in agreement with experimental results, TPA is greatly reduced compared to bulk materials. Hence, Bragg reflectors can be successfully used in a variety of low-loss laser components.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 20, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 1997
Published: August 4, 1997

Citation
Amjad Obeidat, Jacob Khurgin, and Wayne Knox, "Effects of two-photon absorption in saturable Bragg reflectors used in femtosecond solid state lasers," Opt. Express 1, 68-72 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-3-68


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