Abstract

Ultrashort pulses are generated in a Ti:Al2O3 laser by using a coupled nonlinear external cavity. The external cavity uses self-phase modulation in an optical fiber to achieve passive mode locking without the need for synchronous pumping or acousto-optic modulation. A stable train of chirped 1.4-psec pulses is generated. After dispersive compensation, pulses as short as 200 fsec are obtained.

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1989 (7)

1988 (3)

1987 (2)

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (2)

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Moulton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 125 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

Al’tshuler, G. B.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

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, 1988), p. 64.
[CrossRef]

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, 1988), p. 64.
[CrossRef]

Barr, J. R. M.

J. R. M. Barr, D. C. Hanna, D. W. Hughes, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ5.

Blow, K. J.

Crust, D. W.

Darrow, J. T.

J. T. Darrow, R. K. Jain, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper PD-2.

French, P. M. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGasse, R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE5.

Goodberlet, J.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

Grant, R. S.

Hall, K. L.

Hanna, D. C.

J. R. M. Barr, D. C. Hanna, D. W. Hughes, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ5.

Haus, H. A.

Henion, S.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

Hughes, D. W.

J. R. M. Barr, D. C. Hanna, D. W. Hughes, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ5.

Ippen, E. P.

Jain, R. K.

J. T. Darrow, R. K. Jain, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper PD-2.

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, 1988), p. 64.
[CrossRef]

Karasev, V. B.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Kean, P. N.

Kelly, S. M. J.

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

Kondratyuk, N. V.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Kruglik, G. S.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

LaGasse, M. J.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGasse, R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE5.

Langford, N.

Liu, L. Y.

Mark, J.

Mitschke, F. M.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, Opt. Lett. 9, 13 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moulton, P. F.

Nelson, D. P.

Okishev, A. V.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Roy, R.

Schoenlein, R. W.

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGasse, R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE5.

Schulz, P. A.

P. A. Schulz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1039 (1988).
[CrossRef]

R. Roy, P. A. Schulz, A. Walther, Opt. Lett. 12, 672 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGasse, R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE5.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

Shkadarevich, A. P.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Shripko, G. A.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Sibbett, W.

Stankov, K.

Stolen, R. H.

Taylor, R.

Urbanovich, V. S.

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Walther, A.

Wang, J.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

Williams, J. A. R.

Wood, D.

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Zhu, X.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Schulz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1039 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (8)

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. B. Al’tshuler, V. B. Karasev, N. V. Kondratyuk, G. S. Kruglik, A. V. Okishev, G. A. Shripko, V. S. Urbanovich, A. P. Shkadarevich, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 13, 324 (1987).

Other (6)

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, 1988), p. 64.
[CrossRef]

P. A. Schulz, M. J. LaGasse, R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper MEE5.

J. Goodberlet, J. Wang, J. G. Fujimoto, P. A. Schulz, S. Henion, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ4.

X. Zhu, P. N. Kean, W. Sibbett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

J. R. M. Barr, D. C. Hanna, D. W. Hughes, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ5.

J. T. Darrow, R. K. Jain, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Tunable Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper PD-2.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the passively mode-locked, self-starting Ti:Al2O3 laser. BS, beam splitter; GRIN, graded-index.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope trace of a real-time autocorrelation measurement of pulse duration. Pulses were ~1.4 psec FWHM assuming a sech pulse shape.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace of the laser output after dispersive compensation by a grating pair. Pulse durations were ~200 fsec.

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