A mode locked as a seed source for a solid state regenerative amplifier system is disclosed. The system includes components for forming an external cavity laser with a semiconductor amplifier, exciting and mode locking the cavity laser to emit optical pulses with a linearly time varying optical frequency, collecting and collimating the optical pulses, isolating the optical pulses and amplifying the optical pulses for a selected application. The selected applications include but are not limited to medical imaging, fuel diagnostics, ultrafast spectroscopic measurements, network synchronization, distributed optical clock network, electro-optic sampling, timing Jitter reduction, a source for inducing nonlinear optical effects, and optical time domain relectometry. A mount mechanism support for an optic system is also disclosed. The mount support includes an optic component such as a semiconductor laser diode, a semiconductor optical amplifier, and a fiber optical amplifier as well as mount
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Delfyett, Peter, "Mode Locked Laser Diode in a High Power Solid State Regenerative Amplifier and Mount Mechanism DIV" (1997). UCF Patents. 388.