Compact high-repetition-rate femtosecond lasers using chirped mirrors

Andreas Stingl, Christian Spielmann, Robert Szipocs, Ferenc Krausz

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Compact mirror-dispersion-controlled femtosecond oscillators are far superior to their prismatic counterparts if high repetition rate is required. In preliminary experiments, this paper generated sub-20-fs pulses at a repetition rate of 500 MHz, which are substantially shorter than pulses previously demonstrated at comparable repetition rates. The short pulse duration (or the related low-cavity high-order dispersion) is crucial for the scalability of the system to higher repetition rates. From these promising results, it is shown that subpicosecond pulse generation by passive mode-locking should be feasible at repetition rates up to 5-10 GHz in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-67
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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