Abstract

We report the passive mode locking of a cw Rhodamine 700 dye laser using the saturable absorber DDI. Pulses as short as 36 fsec near 775 nm have been produced in a colliding-pulse mode-locked dye laser with adjustable intracavity group-velocity dispersion.

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1989 (2)

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

N. Langford, R. S. Grant, C. I. Johnston, K. Smith, W. Sibbett, Opt. Lett. 14, 45 (1989).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1988 (3)

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1987 (4)

M. Yamashita, K. Torizuka, T. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 2005 (1987).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
[Crossref]

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 12, 684 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1985 (2)

1984 (1)

R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 151 (1984).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

E. G. Marason, Opt. Commun. 40, 212 (1982).
[Crossref]

1981 (1)

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

Avramopoulos, H.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Brun, A.

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, G.

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

Finch, A.

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

Fork, R. L.

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

R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 151 (1984).
[Crossref]

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

French, P. M. W.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 12, 684 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Georges, P.

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

Gordon, J. P.

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

R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 151 (1984).
[Crossref]

Grangier, P.

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Grant, R. S.

Greene, B. I.

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

Harter, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Johnston, C. I.

Langford, N.

Le Saux, G.

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Marason, E. G.

E. G. Marason, Opt. Commun. 40, 212 (1982).
[Crossref]

Martinez, O. E.

R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 151 (1984).
[Crossref]

Mourou, G.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Muckenheim, W.

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

Muller-Horsche, E.

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

New, G. H. C.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

Pessot, M.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Roger, G.

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Salin, F.

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sato, T.

M. Yamashita, K. Torizuka, T. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 2005 (1987).
[Crossref]

Schäffer, F. P.

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

Shank, C. V.

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

Sibbett, W.

Sibett, W.

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

Sleat, W.

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

Smith, K.

Squier, J.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Strickland, D.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

Szatmari, S.

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

Taylor, J. R.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 12, 684 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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

Torizuka, K.

M. Yamashita, K. Torizuka, T. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 2005 (1987).
[Crossref]

Valdmanis, J. A.

Williams, J. A. R.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 12, 684 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Yamashita, M.

M. Yamashita, K. Torizuka, T. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 2005 (1987).
[Crossref]

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)

M. Yamashita, K. Torizuka, T. Sato, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 2005 (1987).
[Crossref]

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 1884 (1988).
[Crossref]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

A. Finch, G. Chen, W. Sleat, W. Sibett, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 345 (1988).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (3)

P. Georges, F. Salin, G. Le Saux, G. Roger, A. Brun, Opt. Commun. 69, 281 (1989).
[Crossref]

S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäffer, E. Muller-Horsche, W. Muckenheim, Opt. Commun. 63, 305 (1987).
[Crossref]

E. G. Marason, Opt. Commun. 40, 212 (1982).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 569 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rev. Phys. Appl. (1)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

P. Maine, D. Strickland, M. Pessot, J. Squier, P. Bado, G. Mourou, D. Harter, in Ultrafast Phenomena VI, T. Yajima, K. Yoshihara, C. B. Harris, S. Shionoya, eds. (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988), p. 2.
[Crossref]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the CPM ring configuration. Rh, Rhodamine.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning range of the cw Rhodamine 700 dye laser pumped with 3-W all-red lines from a kryption-ion laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorption profile of DDI The hatched region represents the bandwidth in which sub-50-fsec pulses were obtained.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Theoretical plot of the negative GVD versus the wavelength introduced by a sequence of four fused-silica Brewster-angled prisms for a fixed distance D = 0.3 m (see Fig. 1) and a total glass pathway E = 10 mm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Autocorrelation trace and the corresponding spectrum of the shortest pulses obtained from a Rhodamine 700/DDI CPM dye laser.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Oscilloscope trace showing the pulse train.

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