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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 694-724; doi:10.3390/app3040694
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A Review of Cavity Design for Kerr Lens Mode-Locked Solid-State Lasers

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Department of Physics and BINA Center of Nano-Technology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 5290002, Israel
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Received: 12 September 2013 / Revised: 28 November 2013 / Accepted: 29 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frequency Comb for Precise Measurement)
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Abstract

We provide a critical review of the fundamental concepts of Kerr lens mode-locking (KLM), along with a detailed description of the experimental considerations involved in the realization of a mode-locked oscillator. In addition, we review recent developments that overcome inherent limitations and disadvantages in standard KLM lasers. Our review is aimed mainly at readers who wish to realize/maintain such an oscillator or for those who wish to better understand this major experimental tool.
Keywords: ultrafast lasers; pulsed lasers; solid-state lasers; mode-locked lasers ultrafast lasers; pulsed lasers; solid-state lasers; mode-locked lasers
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Yefet, S.; Pe'er, A. A Review of Cavity Design for Kerr Lens Mode-Locked Solid-State Lasers. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 694-724.

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