Abstract

Optical pulses as short as 103 fsec at 695 nm and 263 fsec at 733 nm have been generated in synchronously pumped hybrid Pyridine 1 and Pyridine 2 cw dye lasers, respectively, both using the saturable absorber 1,1′-diethyl-2,2′-dicarbocyanine iodide (DDI). These results combine with other data from the same linear cavity to give direct femtosecond generation over the spectral range 560–840 nm.

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1986 (7)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 58, 53 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1162 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 11, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Dobler, H. H. Shultz, W. Zinth, Opt. Commun. 57, 407 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 11, 721 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (4)

1984 (4)

H. Vanherzeele, R. Torti, J.-C. Diels, Appl. Opt. 23, 4182 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 108 (1984).
[CrossRef]

K. Smith, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 49, 359 (1984).
[CrossRef]

K. Kato, Opt. Lett. 9, 544 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981 (1)

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

Boggess, T. F.

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 11, 721 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, “Femtosecond pulse generation in the red/deep red spectral region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. Lett. (to be published).

Bradley, D. J.

D. J. Bradley in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed., Vol. 18 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1977), p. 19.

Dawson, M. D.

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 11, 721 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, “Femtosecond pulse generation in the red/deep red spectral region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. Lett. (to be published).

Diels, J.-C.

Dobler, J.

J. Dobler, H. H. Shultz, W. Zinth, Opt. Commun. 57, 407 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fork, R. L.

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 10, 131 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

French, P. M. W.

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 58, 53 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1162 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 11, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, “The passively mode-locked and dispersion compensated Rhodamine 110 dye laser,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Garvey, D. W.

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 11, 721 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, “Femtosecond pulse generation in the red/deep red spectral region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. Lett. (to be published).

Gordon, J. P.

Greene, B. I.

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

Kato, K.

Knox, W. H.

W. H. Knox, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Ultrafast Phenomena (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1986), postdeadline paper WD-6.

Langford, N.

Leonhardt, R.

Mourou, G.

Norris, T.

Nuss, M. C.

Shank, C. V.

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

Shultz, H. H.

J. Dobler, H. H. Shultz, W. Zinth, Opt. Commun. 57, 407 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

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

K. Smith, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 49, 359 (1984).
[CrossRef]

W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 108 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Sizer, T.

Smirl, A. L.

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 11, 721 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, “Femtosecond pulse generation in the red/deep red spectral region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. Lett. (to be published).

Smith, K.

Taylor, J. R.

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 58, 53 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1162 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 11, 279 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 108 (1984).
[CrossRef]

K. Smith, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 49, 359 (1984).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, “The passively mode-locked and dispersion compensated Rhodamine 110 dye laser,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Torti, R.

Valdmanis, J. A.

Vanherzeele, H.

Zinth, W.

J. Dobler, H. H. Shultz, W. Zinth, Opt. Commun. 57, 407 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Nuss, R. Leonhardt, W. Zinth, Opt. Lett. 10, 16 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 1162 (1986).
[CrossRef]

W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 108 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (5)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 58, 53 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Dobler, H. H. Shultz, W. Zinth, Opt. Commun. 57, 407 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 60, 79 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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

K. Smith, W. Sibbett, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Commun. 49, 359 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (4)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, “The passively mode-locked and dispersion compensated Rhodamine 110 dye laser,” Opt. Commun. (to be published).

M. D. Dawson, T. F. Boggess, D. W. Garvey, A. L. Smirl, “Femtosecond pulse generation in the red/deep red spectral region,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. Lett. (to be published).

D. J. Bradley in Ultrashort Light Pulses, S. L. Shapiro, ed., Vol. 18 of Topics in Applied Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1977), p. 19.

W. H. Knox, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Ultrafast Phenomena (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1986), postdeadline paper WD-6.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Background-free autocorrelation and (b) corresponding time-integrated laser spectrum of 103-fsec pulses obtained using Pyridine 1/DDI.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Background-free autocorrelation and (b) corresponding time-integrated laser spectrum of 263-fsec pulses obtained using Pyridine 2/DDI.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Collinear Type I autocorrelation obtained with (a) Rhodamine 110/DASBTI at 560 nm and (b) Styryl 9/IR 140 at 825 nm.

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Table 1 Femtosecond Hybrid cw Dye Lasers

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