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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3686–3692

Controllable harmonic mode locking and multiple pulsing in a Ti:sapphire laser

Xiaohong Han, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3686-3692 (2008)

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A new way to control the harmonic mode-locking and multiple pulsing operation with the pulse duration unaffected of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser was demonstrated. When the effective nonlinear length of the nonlinear medium which was inserted in the Ti:sapphire laser was varied by changing the position of the medium or the pump power of the laser, stable harmonic mode-locking and multiple-pulse operation were observed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2008
Published: March 5, 2008

Xiaohong Han, Jian Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Controllable harmonic mode locking and multiple pulsing in a Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 16, 3686-3692 (2008)

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