Abstract

A synchronously pumped, hybridly mode-locked, antiresonant-ring dye laser that is insensitive to cavity-length variations of up to 15 μm is described. At a cavity length that is 70–80 μm shorter than the synchronous cavity length this laser generates stable pulses as short as 55 fsec, with a pulse width of 65 fsec being typical (assuming a sech2 pulse shape). No evidence for colliding-pulse mode-locking effects is observed.

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1989 (1)

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C. Kalpouzos, D. McMorrow, W. T. Lotshaw, G. A. Kenney-Wallace, Chem. Phys. Lett. 150, 138 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, D. Maxson, T. F. Boggess, A. R. Smirl, Opt. Lett. 13, 126 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Jamasbi, J. C. Diels, L. Sarger, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1891 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1986 (2)

J. Chesnoy, L. Fini, Opt. Lett. 11, 635 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

1985 (1)

1984 (1)

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1983 (1)

1982 (1)

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Boggess, T. F.

Chesnoy, J.

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Diels, J. C.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Fini, L.

Fleming, G. R.

N. Scherer, A. Ruggiero, G. R. Fleming, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (personal communication).

Fork, R. L.

Garvey, D. W.

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

Gordon, J. P.

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Jamasbi, N.

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[CrossRef]

Johnson, A. M.

Kalpouzos, C.

C. Kalpouzos, D. McMorrow, W. T. Lotshaw, G. A. Kenney-Wallace, Chem. Phys. Lett. 150, 138 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Kenney-Wallace, G. A.

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Kubota, H.

Liu, L. Y.

Lotshaw, W. T.

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[CrossRef]

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Maxson, D.

McMorrow, D.

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Mourou, G. A.

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[CrossRef]

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Ruggiero, A.

N. Scherer, A. Ruggiero, G. R. Fleming, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (personal communication).

Sarger, L.

N. Jamasbi, J. C. Diels, L. Sarger, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1891 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Scherer, N.

N. Scherer, A. Ruggiero, G. R. Fleming, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (personal communication).

Seikei, S.

Sibbet, W.

W. Sibbet, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ1.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 247 (1973); Opt. Lett. 6, 634 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Simpson, W. M.

Sizer, T.

G. A. Mourou, T. Sizer, Opt. Commun. 41, 47 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. R.

Torti, R.

H. Vanherzeele, R. Torti, J. C. Diels, Appl. Opt. 23, 4812 (1984); T. Norris, T. Sizer, G. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 613 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Valdmanis, J. A.

Vanherzeele, H.

H. Vanherzeele, R. Torti, J. C. Diels, Appl. Opt. 23, 4812 (1984); T. Norris, T. Sizer, G. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 613 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

H. Vanherzeele, R. Torti, J. C. Diels, Appl. Opt. 23, 4812 (1984); T. Norris, T. Sizer, G. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 613 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. Kalpouzos, D. McMorrow, W. T. Lotshaw, G. A. Kenney-Wallace, Chem. Phys. Lett. 150, 138 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. E. Siegman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 247 (1973); Opt. Lett. 6, 634 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

N. Jamasbi, J. C. Diels, L. Sarger, J. Mod. Opt. 35, 1891 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

G. A. Mourou, T. Sizer, Opt. Commun. 41, 47 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (2)

W. Sibbet, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FQ1.

N. Scherer, A. Ruggiero, G. R. Fleming, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (personal communication).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the antiresonant-ring dye laser: M1–M6, mirrors; BS, 50% beam splitter; OC, 3% output coupler. (b) Typical zero-background intensity autocorrelation of laser output exhibiting a FWHM of 97 fsec. (c) Interferometric autocorrelation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Laser pulse intensity autocorrelations (left) and corresponding spectra (right) obtained as a function of cavity-length detuning. A value of Δl = 0 is assigned to the maximum average power cavity length. Zero intensity is indicated where necessary.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser pulse autocorrelation functions obtained as a function of cavity-length detuning in the vicinity of the short-pulse operating regime. Stable pulses are observed over a 10-μm detuning range.

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