SESAM Mode-Locked Thin-Disk Oscillator

  • Oleg ProninEmail author
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An introduction to the principle of SESAM and parameters such as saturation fluence, relaxation time, TPA-related effects and surface quality both before and after mounting is given inSect. 4.1. A table summarizing the different SESAMs used in this work is also presented there. Section4.2 describes thermal effects in dispersive mirrors, which are also crucial for the oscillator performance. This is followed by brief technical comments on the laser design. Experimental results and simulations are presented in Sect. 4.4. They show good agreement when TPA effects are included in the theoretical model. The SESAM damage issues are also discussed there. The chapter closes with concluding comments.


Pump Power Modulation Depth Saturable Absorber Thermal Lens Multiple Quantum Well 
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  1. 1.PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)GarchingGermany

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