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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9549–9553

Femtosecond Nd:glass oscillator operating in normal dispersion regime

Antonio Agnesi, Luca Carrà, Federico Pirzio, and Giancarlo Reali  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9549-9553 (2008)

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A diode-pumped, prismless Nd:glass laser oscillator, mode-locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber, was stabilized against self-Q-switching by using a phase-mismatched second harmonic crystal. Furthermore, negative-index cascaded second-order nonlinearity provided the soliton shaping mechanism with normal intracavity dispersion. Nearly Fourier-limited pulses as short as 520 fs were obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

Antonio Agnesi, Luca Carrà, Federico Pirzio, and Giancarlo Reali, "Femtosecond Nd:glass oscillator operating in normal dispersion regime," Opt. Express 16, 9549-9553 (2008)

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