Abstract

By synchronously pumping a linear-cavity dye laser that has as one end mirror an antiresonant ring containing a thin saturable absorber jet, we have developed a colliding-pulse mode-locked laser, which is capable of being synchronously amplified. Pulse widths of 85 fsec have been obtained. The dye laser is pumped by the frequency-doubled output of a cw mode-locked Nd:YAG laser. This makes synchronous amplification with short pulses possible and provides the additional advantages of increased reliability, ruggedness, and amplitude stability.

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J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

S. DeSilvestri, P. Laporte, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[Crossref]

1983 (1)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, and R. T. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[Crossref]

1981 (4)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

A. E. Siegman, Opt. Lett. 6, 334 (1981).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Vanherzeele, J. L. Van Eck, and A. E. Siegman, Appl. Opt. 20, 3484 (1981).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[Crossref]

1973 (1)

A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 247 (1973).
[Crossref]

Alfano, R. R.

J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

Bado, P.

I. N. Duling, P. Bado, S. Williamson, and G. Mourou, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984), paper PD3.

Basa, D. K.

J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

Buchert, J. M.

J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

DeSilvestri, S.

S. DeSilvestri, P. Laporte, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[Crossref]

Duling, I. N.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

I. N. Duling, P. Bado, S. Williamson, and G. Mourou, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984), paper PD3.

Fork, R. L.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, and R. T. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[Crossref]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[Crossref]

R. L. Fork, J. P. Gordon, and O. E. Martinez, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1984), paper WC3.

Gabel, C. W.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

Gordon, J. P.

R. L. Fork, J. P. Gordon, and O. E. Martinez, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1984), paper WC3.

Greene, B. I.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[Crossref]

Kafka, J. D.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

Krisiloff, A.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

Laporte, P.

S. DeSilvestri, P. Laporte, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[Crossref]

Martinez, O. E.

R. L. Fork, J. P. Gordon, and O. E. Martinez, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1984), paper WC3.

Mourou, G.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

I. N. Duling, P. Bado, S. Williamson, and G. Mourou, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984), paper PD3.

Mourou, G. A.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

Shank, C. V.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, and R. T. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[Crossref]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[Crossref]

Siegman, A. E.

Sizer, T.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

Svelto, O.

S. DeSilvestri, P. Laporte, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[Crossref]

Tzu, L.

J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

Van Eck, J. L.

Vanherzeele, H.

Williamson, S.

I. N. Duling, P. Bado, S. Williamson, and G. Mourou, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984), paper PD3.

Yen, R. T.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, and R. T. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, and C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[Crossref]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, and R. T. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, and G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[Crossref]

A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 247 (1973).
[Crossref]

S. DeSilvestri, P. Laporte, and O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. M. Buchert, D. K. Basa, L. Tzu, and R. R. Alfano, J. Appl. Phys. 55, 683 (1984).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

I. N. Duling, P. Bado, S. Williamson, and G. Mourou, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1984), paper PD3.

R. L. Fork, J. P. Gordon, and O. E. Martinez, in Digest of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington D.C., 1984), paper WC3.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the antiresonant ring dye laser. The saturable absorber is positioned precisely opposite the 50% splitter in the antiresonant ring, allowing colliding-pulse mode locking to occur. The dye laser is synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled cw mode-locked Nd:YAG laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation trace of the output pulse. The correlation FWHM is 130 fsec, which for sech2 pulses corresponds to a real pulse width of 85 fsec.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser spectrum.

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