Abstract

A colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser with Coumarin 102 passively mode locked by 3,3′-diethyloxacarbocyanine iodide has been developed. Pulses of less than 100-fsec duration have been obtained from 493 to 502 nm at a repetition rate of 160 MHz. A similar operation has also been obtained with alternative saturable absorbers.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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