Cavity design of a compact Kerr-lens mode-locking laser

Xu Guang Huang, Feiran Huang, Wing Kee Lee, Michael R. Wang

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The non-astigmatic three-element cavity Ti:sapphire laser is attractive because of its simple and compact stable resonator structure. Analytical equations for Kerr nonlinear pulse-shaping strengths are derived by using the ABCD transfer matrix method. Both hard-aperturing and soft-aperturing for effective Kerr-lens mode-locking are discussed. The dependence of the mode-locking condition on cavity length is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Oct 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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