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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20699–20705

Octave-spanning, dual-output 2.166 GHz Ti:sapphire laser

Li-Jin Chen, Andrew J. Benedick, Jonathan R. Birge, Michelle Y. Sander, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20699-20705 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020699


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Abstract

A self-referenced octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser with 2.166 GHz repetition rate is demonstrated. The laser features both direct generation of octave-spanning spectra and a dual-output design for nonintrusive carrier-envelope (CE) phase-stabilization. Only a few percent of total power containing 1f and 2f spectral components is coupled out through a specially designed laser mirror and generates a >50 dB CE beat note in 100 kHz resolution bandwidth without perturbing the main output that still delivers octave-spanning spectra and 750 mW of output power.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2008
Published: December 1, 2008

Citation
Li-Jin Chen, Andrew J. Benedick, Jonathan R. Birge, Michelle Y. Sander, and Franz Kärtner, "Octave-spanning, dual-output 2.166 GHz Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 16, 20699-20705 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20699


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