EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 41, 2013XVIIIth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Novel Pulsed Sources: Oscillators, Amplifiers, Nonlinear Mixing, Electrons, X-Rays|
|Published online||13 March 2013|
Ultrafast thin disk lasers: sub-100 fs pulse duration and carrier envelope offset detection
1 Physics Department, Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2 Institute of Laser-Physics, University of Hamburg, Germany
3 Department of Physics, Time and Frequency Laboratory, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
We present two milestone results that confirm that thin disk lasers are excellent candidates for driving extreme nonlinear optics experiments. In a first experiment using the broadband mixed sesquioxide gain material Yb:LuScO3, we demonstrate that thin disk lasers can access the sub-100 fs regime. In a second experiment, we detect for the first time the carrier envelope offset (CEO) frequency beat of an Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser.
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