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High repetition rate femtosecond Ti: sapphire lasers based on four element cavities

Stormont, B. and Cormack, I.G. and Kemp, A. and Mazilu, M. and Brown, C.T.A. and Sibbett, W. and Burns, D. (2003) High repetition rate femtosecond Ti: sapphire lasers based on four element cavities. In: Proceedings of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2003. (CLEO '03). IEEE, pp. 1439-1440. ISBN 1-55752-748-2

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Abstract

We demonstrate self-starting, modelocked, four-element cavity Ti: sapphire lasers that operate at 1-2GHz repetition rates. These lasers produce 260-fs pulses and have modelocking thresholds -4OOmW.