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Femtosecond Chirped Pulse Oscillators for high-speed Photonic device fabrication
International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (28 August - 1 September 2011 : Sydney)
Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Pacific Rim IQEC/CLEO 2011) incorporating ACOLS and ACOFT, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 28 August - 01 September 2011, p.1159-1160
The invention of the Chirped Pulse Oscillator (CPO) concept enabled the generation of sub-50 fs laser pulses at MHz repetition rates with an energy approaching the muJ-level directly out of an oscillator. Such laser sources close the gap between low-energy oscillators on the one hand and complex amplifier systems on the other hand and are perfectly suited for high-speed fabrication of Photonic devices with feature sizes down to the sub-micron regime. In this paper we review the latest advances in CPO development and report on our capabilities to utilize those sources to fabricate integrated devices in a variety of passive as well as active materials.