Abstract

A continuous-wave, argon-ion-pumped, titanium-doped sapphire laser has been constructed. Pulses of 80-psec duration obtained through active mode locking have been compressed to less than 800 fsec using nonlinear external cavity feedback.

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1986 (3)

Albers, P.

Alfrey, A. J.

J. D. Kafka, A. J. Alfrey, T. Baer, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), p. 64.

Baer, T.

J. D. Kafka, A. J. Alfrey, T. Baer, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), p. 64.

Blow, K. J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGosse, R. W. Schoentein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE2.

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Huber, G.

Ippen, E. P.

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, A. J. Alfrey, T. Baer, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), p. 64.

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LaGosse, M. J.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGosse, R. W. Schoentein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE2.

Liu, L. Y.

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Mitschke, F. M.

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Mollenauer, L. F.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
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Moulton, P. F.

Nelson, B. P.

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Schoentein, R. W.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGosse, R. W. Schoentein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE2.

Schulz, P. A.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGosse, R. W. Schoentein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE2.

Stark, E.

Wood, D.

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. M. J. Kelly, Opt. Commun. 70, 495 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

J. D. Kafka, A. J. Alfrey, T. Baer, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989), p. 64.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGosse, R. W. Schoentein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity configuration for actively mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser. TW, Dielectric tuning wedge.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Streak images of pulses of 75-psec duration obtained from the actively mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of femtosecond Ti:Al2O3 laser with nonlinear external cavity feedback. PZT, Piezoelectric transducer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace of pulses of 770-fsec duration.

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