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Towards a Compact Thin-Disk-Based Femtosecond XUV Source


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Oleg Pronin
    Pages 1-7
  3. Oleg Pronin
    Pages 9-20
  4. Oleg Pronin
    Pages 33-52
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 115-127

About this book


This thesis provides unique information on the Kerr-lens mode-locking (KLM) technique applied to a thin-disk laser. It describes in detail cavity geometry, the qualitative approach to KLM, and self-starting behavior in the regime of both negative and positive dispersion. Comprehensive comparative analysis of KLM and semiconductor saturable absorber techniques is also carried out. Recent successful experiments on carrier-envelope phase stabilization, spectral broadening and compression of output of this oscillator underline the importance of this new, emerging technology.


CEP Stabilisation Carrier-envelope Phase Stabilization KLM Technique Kerr-lens Mode-locking Spectral Broadening and Compression Thin-disk Laser

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)GarchingGermany

About the authors

Oleg Pronin studied physics at MEPhI, Moscow. He conducted his diploma project on plasma diagnostics at ITEP, Moscow. Subsequently, he carried out his dissertation on ultrafast lasers at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics under the supervision of Prof. Krausz.

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