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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2482–2484

Generation of high-power frequency combs from injection-locked femtosecond amplification cavities

Justin Paul, James Johnson, Jane Lee, and R. Jason Jones  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 21, pp. 2482-2484 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002482


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Abstract

We demonstrate a scalable approach for the generation of high average power femtosecond (fs) pulse trains from Ti:sapphire by optically injection locking a resonant amplification cavity. We generate up to 7   W average power with over 30% optical extraction efficiency in a 68 fs pulse train operating at 95 MHz . This master oscillator power amplifier approach allows independent optimization of the fs laser while enabling efficient amplification to high average powers. The technique also enables coherent synchronization among multiple fs laser sources.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

Citation
Justin Paul, James Johnson, Jane Lee, and R. Jason Jones, "Generation of high-power frequency combs from injection-locked femtosecond amplification cavities," Opt. Lett. 33, 2482-2484 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-21-2482


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