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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1409–1416

Use of a simple cavity geometry for low and high repetition rate modelocked Ti:sapphire lasers

Amy L. Lytle, Erez Gershgoren, Ra’anan I. Tobey, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, and Dirk Müller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1409-1416 (2004)

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We demonstrate a general procedure for varying the repetition rate of a modelocked Ti:sapphire laser using an asymmetric focusing geometry. Using this procedure, we have made an extended length cavity with a repetition rate of 45 MHz, and a reduced length cavity with a repetition rate of 275 MHz, each of which generates sub-20 fs pulses. This procedure allows the repetition rate of the laser to be more precisely tailored for a variety of applications without compromise in performance.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(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
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

Amy Lytle, Erez Gershgoren, Ra�??anan Tobey, Margaret Murnane, Henry Kapteyn, and Dirk Müller, "Use of a simple cavity geometry for low and high repetition rate modelocked Ti:sapphire lasers," Opt. Express 12, 1409-1416 (2004)

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