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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16860–16869

Theoretical and experimental limits of cavity-dumping in passively mode-locked thin-disk oscillators

Martin Siegel, Guido Palmer, Andy Steinmann, Matthias Pospiech, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16860-16869 (2007)

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The dynamical properties of a mode-locked thin disk laser with cavity-dumping in the solitary regime are studied using numerical simulations along with experimental data. Limitations of this system as well as their origin are identified. The results of these investigations agree very well with recently published experimental results. Based on these findings design criteria for future systems are deducted and estimates of possible pulse energies are made.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Martin Siegel, Guido Palmer, Andy Steinmann, Matthias Pospiech, and Uwe Morgner, "Theoretical and experimental limits of cavity-dumping in passively mode-locked thin-disk oscillators," Opt. Express 15, 16860-16869 (2007)

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