Detailed Studies and Control of Intensity-Related Dynamics of Femtosecond Frequency Combs from Mode-Locked Ti:Sapphire Lasers

Kevin W. Holman, R. Jason Jones, Adela Marian, Steven T. Cundiff, Jun Ye

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Abstract

The authors have conducted detailed experimental investigations of the intensity-related dynamics of the pulse repetition and carrier-envelope offset frequencies of passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers. Two different laser systems utilizing different intracavity dispersion compensation schemes are used in this study. Theoretical interpretations agree well with experimental data, indicating that intensity-related spectral shifts, coupled with the cavity group-delay dispersion, are important in understanding the dynamics of the frequency comb. Minimization of spectral shifts or the magnitude of group-delay dispersion leads to minimization of the intensity dependence of the femtosecond comb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1018-1024
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lasers
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Solid state lasers
  • Ultrafast optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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