We report the operating characteristics of a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser as the intracavity dispersion is varied continuously from negative to positive values. These measurements include a delineation of the unstable region around zero dispersion that is predicted by a recent theoretical treatment of Kerr-lens mode locking. A detailed comparison with the theory is made.
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