A New Generation of High-Power, Waveform Controlled, Few-Cycle Light Sources

  • Marcus Seidel

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  3. Marcus Seidel
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  4. Marcus Seidel
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-227

About this book


This thesis presents first successful experiments to carrier-envelope-phase stabilize a high-power mode-locked thin-disk oscillator and to compress the pulses emitted from this laser to durations of only a few-optical cycles. Moreover, the monograph introduces several methods to achieve power-scalability of compression and stabilization techniques. All experimental approaches are compared in detail and may serve as a guideline for developing high-power waveform controlled, few-cycle light sources which offer tremendous potential to exploit extreme nonlinear optical effects at unprecedentedly high repetition rates and to establish table-top infrared light sources with a unique combination of brilliance and bandwidth. As an example, the realization of a multi-Watt, multi-octave spanning, mid-infrared femtosecond source is described. The thesis starts with a basic introduction to the field of ultrafast laser oscillators. It subsequently presents additional details of previously published research results and establishes a connection between them. It therefore addresses both newcomers to, and experts in the field of high-power ultrafast laser development.


Femtosecond Lasers Thin-Disk Oscillators Spectral Broadening in Bulk and Fiber Pulse Compression Carrier-Envelope-Phase Stabilization Coherent Mid-Infrared Sources Optical Parametric Amplification Few-Cycle Pulses Ultrafast Laser Technology High Power Lasers

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcus Seidel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie SupramoléculairesStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10790-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10791-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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