Towards a Compact Thin-Disk-Based Femtosecond XUV Source
ISBN/ASIN: 9783319015101,9783319015118 | 2014 | English | pdf | 127/139 pages | 5.19 Mb
Publisher: Springer International Publishing | Author: Oleg Pronin (auth.) | Edition: 1
This thesis provides unique information on the Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) technique applied to a thin-disk laser. It describes in detail cavity geometry, the qualitative approach to KLM, and self-starting behavior in the regime of both negative and positive dispersion. Comprehensive comparative analysis of KLM and semiconductor saturable absorber techniques is also carried out. Recent successful experiments on carrier-envelope phase stabilization, spectral broadening and compression of output of this oscillator underline the importance of this new, emerging technology.