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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 4316–4321

The cavity dispersion noncoaxiality effects on broadband few-cycle pulse generation in Ti:sapphire laser

Zhongxing Jiao, Zhiling Huang, Jinhui Wen, Weizhu Lin, and Tianshu Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 4316-4321 (2008)

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The cavity dispersion noncoaxiality (CDN) effects on broadband few-cycle pulse generation of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser is investigated theoretically and experimentally. It is found that the influence of CDN is comparable with that of self-focusing and self-phase-modulation in the frequency-dependent mode size (FDMS) effects. Spectra extending from 680 nm to 1020 nm with pulse duration shorter than three optical cycles are favorably generated under the minimum CDN in the vicinity of the coaxial point of the sub-cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2008
Published: March 14, 2008

Zhongxing Jiao, Zhiling Huang, Jinhui Wen, Weizhu Lin, and Tianshu Lai, "The cavity dispersion noncoaxiality effects on broadband few-cycle pulse generation in Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 16, 4316-4321 (2008)

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