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Theoretical modeling of gain-guiding effects in experimental all-solid-state KLM lasers

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6 Author(s)
Ritsataki, A. ; Dept. of Phys., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK ; New, G.H.C. ; Melish, R. ; Hyde, S.C.W.
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All-solid-state four-mirror Kerr lens mode locked (KLM) Cr:LiScGaAlF6 and three-mirror Cr:YAG femtosecond lasers have been experimentally developed and theoretically analyzed, using a numerical model that takes into account astigmatism, nonlinear xy coupling, and gain-guiding. For the soft-aperture three-mirror KLM system, the model is extended to include gain saturation and soft-aperturing and a new optimization parameter is proposed

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 2 )