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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4948–4960

Carrier-envelope phase dynamics of octave-spanning dispersion-managed Ti: sapphire lasers

Michelle Y. Sander, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4948-4960 (2010)

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The carrier-envelope phase dynamics of few-cycle octave-spanning Ti:sapphire lasers are analyzed based on a numerical one-dimensional dispersion-managed laser model. The dominant contribution to the carrier-envelope phase shift with respect to intracavity energy arises from the asymmetric impact of self-steepening on pulse formation and laser output. We show that this term is larger by a factor of four than the energy-dependent round trip phase and is thus more significant than in the corresponding result for conventional soliton lasers. Frequency shifts due to the Raman effect are studied and found to be of minor impact for octave-spanning lasers.

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2010
Published: February 24, 2010

Michelle Y. Sander, Erich P. Ippen, and Franz X. Kärtner, "Carrier-envelope phase dynamics of octave-spanning dispersion-managed Ti: sapphire lasers," Opt. Express 18, 4948-4960 (2010)

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