Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 125–128

Generation of smooth, ultra-broadband spectra directly from a prism-less Ti:sapphire laser

  • T. Fuji
  • A. Unterhuber
  • V.S. Yakovlev
  • G. Tempea
  • A. Stingl
  • F. Krausz
  • W. Drexler
Regular Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1254-z

Cite this article as:
Fuji, T., Unterhuber, A., Yakovlev, V. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2003) 77: 125. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1254-z

Abstract

Ultra-broad and smooth spectra are generated directly from a mirror-dispersion-controlled Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire oscillator. The full width at half maximum of the spectrum is 277 nm. The pulse width is evaluated as 6.5 fs by using both interferometric autocorrelation and spectral phase interferometry for electric-field reconstruction. This compact, user-friendly source opens the door to routine implementation of ultra-high-resolution as well as spectroscopic optical coherence tomography in a clinical environment.

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Fuji
    • 1
  • A. Unterhuber
    • 2
  • V.S. Yakovlev
    • 1
  • G. Tempea
    • 1
  • A. Stingl
    • 3
  • F. Krausz
    • 1
  • W. Drexler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Photonics Institute, Christian Doppler LaboratoryVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Medical Physics, Christian Doppler LaboratoryUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.FEMTOLASERSProduktions GmbHViennaAustria

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