Abstract

The passive mode locking of a cw Rhodamine 110 dye laser is reported. In a simple uncompensated linear cavity, subpicosecond pulse generation was achieved over the spectral range 553–570 nm. Pulses as short as 150 fsec were recorded using standard second-harmonic autocorrelation measurement techniques. Two saturable-absorbing species were found to operate successfully in this region.

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1986 (1)

P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 56, 430 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (2)

1984 (2)

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, Opt. Lett. 9, 335 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983 (2)

J. M. Halbout, C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 487 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

J. P. Willson, W. Sibbett, W. E. Sleat, Opt. Commun. 42, 208 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

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

1976 (1)

I. S. Ruddock, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 296 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

G. H. C. New, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 115 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Bradley, D. J.

I. S. Ruddock, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 296 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Dawson, M. D.

P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 56, 430 (1986).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

Diels, J. C.

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Diels, J. Menders, H. Sallorba, Picosecond Phenomena II (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980), pp. 41–45.
[CrossRef]

Dienes, A.

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, A. Dienes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 348 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Dietel, W.

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Dopel, E.

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Fontaine, J. J.

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Fork, R.

Fork, R. L.

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

French, P. M. W.

P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 56, 430 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

Greene, B. I.

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

Halbout, J. M.

J. M. Halbout, C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 487 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Hehl, K.

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, A. Dienes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 348 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Kuhlke, D.

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Langford, N.

Laporta, P.

McMichael, I. C.

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Menders, J.

J. C. Diels, J. Menders, H. Sallorba, Picosecond Phenomena II (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980), pp. 41–45.
[CrossRef]

New, G. H. C.

G. H. C. New, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 115 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Ruddock, I. S.

I. S. Ruddock, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 296 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Rudolph, W.

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Sallorba, H.

J. C. Diels, J. Menders, H. Sallorba, Picosecond Phenomena II (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980), pp. 41–45.
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, E.

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

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

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, A. Dienes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 348 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

K. Smith, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 10, 559 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. P. Willson, W. Sibbett, W. E. Sleat, Opt. Commun. 42, 208 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sleat, W. E.

J. P. Willson, W. Sibbett, W. E. Sleat, Opt. Commun. 42, 208 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Smith, K.

Svelto, O.

Tang, C. L.

J. M. Halbout, C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 487 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 56, 430 (1986).
[CrossRef]

K. Smith, N. Langford, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 10, 559 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Valdmanis, J. A.

Wilhelmi, B.

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Willson, J. P.

J. P. Willson, W. Sibbett, W. E. Sleat, Opt. Commun. 42, 208 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

E. P. Ippen, C. V. Shank, A. Dienes, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 348 (1972).
[CrossRef]

I. S. Ruddock, D. J. Bradley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 296 (1976).
[CrossRef]

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. M. Halbout, C. L. Tang, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 487 (1983).
[CrossRef]

G. H. C. New, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 115 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

P. M. W. French, M. D. Dawson, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 56, 430 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Willson, W. Sibbett, W. E. Sleat, Opt. Commun. 42, 208 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. Dietel, E. Dopel, K. Hehl, W. Rudolph, E. Schmidt, Opt. Commun. 50, 179 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. C. Diels, J. J. Fontaine, I. C. McMichael, B. Wilhelmi, W. Dietel, D. Kuhlke, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1562 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds., Ultrafast Phenomena IV (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Diels, J. Menders, H. Sallorba, Picosecond Phenomena II (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1980), pp. 41–45.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental cavity configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Structural formulas and absorption profiles of (a) HICI and (b) DASBTI (see text for nomenclature).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Typical autocorrelation traces for Rhodamine 110 mode locked with (a) HICI and (b) DASBTI and tuned to 553 and 567 nm, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation traces of Rhodamine 110 passively mode-locked output pulses at 561nm: (a) typical trace with DASBTI saturable absorber, (b) shortest pulse recorded with HICI.

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