Analytical design for Kerr-lens mode locking of compact solid-state lasers

Xu Guang Huang, Michael R. Wang

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Michael R. Wang. An analytical solution for soft-aperturing Kerr-lens mode locking (KLM) of compact non-astigmatic three-element resonators is derived using non-linear ABCD ray matrix method. It is directly applicable to any three-element resonator configuration. General properties of compact resonators and the dependence of the Kerr non-linear strength on the resonator parameters are discussed. Selection guidelines on non-linear crystal length, focal length of the focusing element, and other cavity parameters for effective KLM are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-330
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Dec 15 1998


  • Kerr-lens mode locking
  • Solid state laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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