We provide a critical review of the fundamental concepts of Kerr lens mode-locking (KLM), along with a detailed description of the experimental considerations involved in the realization of a mode-locked oscillator. In addition, we review recent developments that overcome inherent limitations and disadvantages in standard KLM lasers. Our review is aimed mainly at readers who wish to realize/maintain such an oscillator or for those who wish to better understand this major experimental tool.
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Applied Sciences (Switzerland)|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
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- Mode-locked lasers
- Pulsed lasers
- Solid-state lasers
- Ultrafast lasers