High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators

L. Xu, G. Tempea, A. Poppe, M. Lenzner, Ch Spielmann, F. Krausz, A. Stingl, K. Ferencz

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The state of the art of mirror-dispersion-controlled (MDC) Ti:sapphire laser oscillators is reviewed. Owing to improvements in the cavity and mirror design, these systems can now routinely generate sub-10-fs pulses with peak powers exceeding the megawatt level. The unique compactness of MDC Ti:sapphire oscillators results in excellent noise characteristics, a nearly diffraction limited output, and a high reproducibility of performance. Employing a diode-pumped solid-state laser as a pump source allows the generation of sub-10-fs pulses from an all-solid-state laser for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Xu, L., Tempea, G., Poppe, A., Lenzner, M., Spielmann, C., Krausz, F., Stingl, A., & Ferencz, K. (1997). High-power sub-10-fs Ti:sapphire oscillators. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 65(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s003400050260