Cavity-mode analysis of a Kerr-lens mode-locked laser with a novel five-mirror cavity

Taisuke Miura, Katsuyuki Kobayashi, Zhigang Zhang, Kenji Torizuka, Fumihiko Kannari

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    Abstract

    The Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) laser with a novel five-mirror cavity is theoretically examined by applying the ABCD-matrix formalism for a Gaussian beam. Since the optimum configuration of the five-mirror cavity is obtainable at the middle of confined cavity condition one can easily achieve the KLM alignment and stable mode-locking operation. Influence of the self-focus appearing in the five-mirror cavity configuration upon a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror is also analyzed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)280-286
    Number of pages7
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume3267
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
    EventLaser Resonators - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: 1998 Jan 261998 Jan 27

    Keywords

    • Five-mirror cavity
    • Kerr-lens mode-locking
    • Stability of mode-locking

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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