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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 722–724

Self-starting, self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser

Ming Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 722-724 (1994)

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Self-starting of a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser has been demonstrated, without any additional elements other than those necessary for self-mode locking. This self-starting is attributed to a gain saturation lens, as with self-mode locking to a Kerr lens. I achieve the self-starting by optimizing and cascading the cavity loss modulation induced by the gain saturation lens and the Kerr lens. Stable pulses shorter than 100 fs in duration are obtained at a wavelength near 840 nm.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 31, 1994
Published: May 15, 1994

Ming Lai, "Self-starting, self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 722-724 (1994)

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