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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20598–20604

Dispersion management in femtosecond laser oscillators with highly dispersive mirrors

Péter Dombi, Péter Rácz, Miklós Lenner, Volodymyr Pervak, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20598-20604 (2009)

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Recently the manufacture of highly dispersive mirrors with −1300 fs2 group delay dispersion per reflection was reported. Here we demonstrate the intracavity applicability of these novel mirrors in Ti:sapphire oscillators for the first time, as well as their capability of compensating a substantial amount of material dispersion in the cavity (40 mm fused silica). We also studied the influence of net negative cavity dispersion, realized with these mirrors, on the achievable maximum pulse energy in long-cavity femtosecond oscillators before the onset of anomalous behavior (e.g. multi-pulsing). In addition, we demonstrate a 0.5 GHz Ti:sapphire oscillator the dispersion compensation of which is realized with a single highly dispersive mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Péter Dombi, Péter Rácz, Miklós Lenner, Volodymyr Pervak, and Ferenc Krausz, "Dispersion management in femtosecond laser oscillators with highly dispersive mirrors," Opt. Express 17, 20598-20604 (2009)

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