Mutual Kerr-lens mode-locking

Matthew J. Bohn, Ronald J Jones, Jean Claude Diels

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Abstract

A new method mutual Kerr-lens mode-locking is presented which provides for a means to define the crossing point of counter-propagating waves in a ring or linear laser, without the use of an saturable absorber. Blue radiation emanating from the crystal was identified as surface second harmonic and sum frequency generation. The latter appearing only in condition of bidirectionality, provides a convenient means to verify that pulses are indeed crossing in the nonlinear crystal. This laser has promising applications for rotation sensing, motion sensing, electro-optic sampling and phase spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-92
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume170
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Laser mode locking
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Saturable absorbers
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ring lasers
Electrooptical effects
electro-optics
crystals
lasers
absorbers
counters
sampling
Spectroscopy
Sampling
harmonics
Radiation
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Mutual Kerr-lens mode-locking. / Bohn, Matthew J.; Jones, Ronald J; Diels, Jean Claude.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 170, No. 1, 15.10.1999, p. 85-92.

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Bohn, Matthew J. ; Jones, Ronald J ; Diels, Jean Claude. / Mutual Kerr-lens mode-locking. In: Optics Communications. 1999 ; Vol. 170, No. 1. pp. 85-92.
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