publications by Joseph A. Izatt.


Papers Published

  1. Bouma, B. and Gouveia-Neto, A. and Izatt, J.A. and Russell, J. and Sierra, R. and Keller, U. and Fujimoto, J.G., Hybrid mode locking of a flash-lamp-pumped Ti:Al2O3 laser, Opt. Lett. (USA), vol. 19 no. 22 (1994), pp. 1858 - 60 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/13)

    Abstract:
    We demonstrate an all-solid-state hybrid mode-locking technique for flash-lamp-pumped solid-state lasers. The combination of active acousto-optic modulation and fast saturable-absorber action from a low-temperature multiple quantum well allows strong pulse shaping to be achieved during the rapid pulse energy buildup from the flash-lamp pumping. Pulse durations as short as 4.5 ps have been generated. The high-energy storage available from Ti:Al2O3 allows this new mode-locking technique to produce pulses with peak powers of >4 MW at a 10-Hz repetition rate directly from a single laser

    Keywords:
    acousto-optical modulation;alumina;laser mode locking;optical pumping;optical saturable absorption;solid lasers;titanium;