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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2069–2071

Efficient 1 GHz Ti:sapphire laser with improved broadband continuum in the infrared

Giovana T. Nogueira and Flavio C. Cruz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2069-2071 (2006)

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We demonstrate a 1 GHz prismless femtosecond Ti:sapphire ring laser that emits 890 mW for 7.6 W of pump power over a continuum extending from 585 to 1200 nm at 20 dB below the maximum. A broadband continuum is obtained with the net cavity group delay dispersion having 50 to 100 fs 2 oscillations from 700 to 900 nm . Further broadening is obtained by use of a slightly convex cavity mirror that increases self-phase modulation. Approximately 17% (75%) of the intracavity (output) power is generated in single pass through the crystal, outside the cavity bandwidth, and concentrated in the low-gain IR from 960 to 1200 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2006

Giovana T. Nogueira and Flavio C. Cruz, "Efficient 1 GHz Ti:sapphire laser with improved broadband continuum in the infrared," Opt. Lett. 31, 2069-2071 (2006)

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