Generation of ultrasmooth broadband spectra by gain-assisted self-phase modulation in a Ti: sapphire laser

H. Crespo, M. V. Tognetti, Maria Ana Cataluna, J. T. Mendonça, A. dos Santos

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Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of broadband symmetric spectra centered at 800 nm directly from a standard prism dispersion controlled mode locked Ti:sapphire laser built using standard quarter-wave stacks. To our knowledge, these are the smoothest broadband spectra ever generated from a Ti:sapphire laser. Measurements of the net intracavity dispersion, and a one-dimensional simulation, suggest that spectral generation and shaping result from intracavity gain-assisted self-phase modulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Optics V
EditorsShuntaro Watanabe , Katsumi Midorikawa
Pages281-289
Number of pages9
Volume132
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-49119-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
Volume132
ISSN (Print)0342-4111

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Crespo, H., Tognetti, M. V., Cataluna, M. A., Mendonça, J. T., & dos Santos, A. (2007). Generation of ultrasmooth broadband spectra by gain-assisted self-phase modulation in a Ti: sapphire laser. In S. Watanabe , & K. Midorikawa (Eds.), Ultrafast Optics V (Vol. 132, pp. 281-289). (Springer Series in Optical Sciences; Vol. 132). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-49119-6_37