SESAMs for High-Power Oscillators: Design Guidelines and Damage Thresholds

@article{Saraceno2012SESAMsFH,
  title={SESAMs for High-Power Oscillators: Design Guidelines and Damage Thresholds},
  author={C. J. Saraceno and Cinia Schriber and Mario Mangold and Martin Hoffmann and Oliver Hubert Heckl and C. R. E. Baer and Matthias Golling and Thomas Sux0308dmeyer and Ursula Keller},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={29-41}
}
We present for the first time to the best of our knowledge a systematic study of lifetime and damage of semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) designed for operation in high-power oscillators. We characterize and compare nonlinear reflectivity and inverse saturable absorption (ISA) parameters as well as damage threshold and lifetime of different representative SESAMs under test using a nonlinear reflectivity measurement setup at unprecedented high fluence levels. We investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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