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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14314–14320

Pulsing dynamics in Ytterbium based chirped-pulse oscillators

Martin Siegel, Guido Palmer, Moritz Emons, Marcel Schultze, Axel Ruehl, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14314-14320 (2008)

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The properties of passively mode-locked laser oscillators based on Ytterbium doped gain media are studied theoretically along with experimental data. Based on the chirped-pulse approach limitations due to excessive non-linearities are avoided, opening up new routes for energy scaling of mode-locked solid-state oscillators. Predictions about potential future pulse energies are made and possible experimental problems are discussed.

© 2008 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: April 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2008
Published: August 29, 2008

Martin Siegel, Guido Palmer, Moritz Emons, Marcel Schultze, Axel Ruehl, and Uwe Morgner, "Pulsing dynamics in Ytterbium based chirped-pulse oscillators," Opt. Express 16, 14314-14320 (2008)

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