Abstract

The passive mode locking of a cw Coumarin 6 dye laser in a colliding-pulse ring configuration is reported. Pulses of less than 500-fsec duration have been obtained from 518 to 554 nm, with the shortest pulses obtained being of 96-fsec duration.

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P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 13, 470 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).
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1987 (2)

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

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1708 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

1985 (1)

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]

Boggess, T. F.

Dawson, M. D.

Fork, R. L.

French, P. M. W.

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 13, 470 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
[CrossRef]

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1708 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Garvey, D. W.

Gordon, J. P.

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]

Smirl, A. L.

Taylor, J. R.

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Opt. Lett. 13, 470 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1708 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1708 (1987).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Rev. Phys. Appl. (1)

P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, J. R. Taylor, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1651 (1987).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Structural formula and absorption profile of the saturable absorber DI.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the experimental cavity configuration.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace of pulses of 96-fsec duration obtained at 523 nm.

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