OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1994
  • pp: 1225–1227

Suppression of beam breakup in self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers

J.-F. Cormier, M. Piché, and F. Salin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 1225-1227 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.001225


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (596 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We show that thermal aberration in optically pumped solid-state lasers can lead to the breakup of the beam profile. Kerr lensing present in the self-mode-locked regime tends to reduce the beam size in the laser material; such a beam is less sensitive to the thermal aberration, and its shape becomes free of secondary lobes. The thermal aberration has also the effect of moving the optimal operation point for self-mode locking. Experimental results obtained with a Ti:sapphire laser support our theoretical results.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994

Citation
J.-F. Cormier, F. Salin, and M. Piché, "Suppression of beam breakup in self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 1225-1227 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-16-1225


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited