Abstract

We report on the generation of transform-limited pulses of 150-fs duration from an actively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. The laser produced subpicosecond pulses over the range 780–860 nm, with a maximum average output power of 600 mW. The output spot was in the form of a near-TEM00 spot and demonstrated long-term pulse stability.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

U. Keller, W. H. Knox, H. Roskos, Opt. Lett. 15, 1377 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[Crossref]

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, H. Nakano, Appl. Phys. Lett., 57, 229 (1990).
[Crossref]

1989 (2)

1986 (1)

Baer, T.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

Coe, S.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

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

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

Kean, P. N.

Keirstead, M. S.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

Keller, U.

Kelly, S. M. J.

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LaGasse, M. J.

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Mourou, G.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Nakano, H.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, H. Nakano, Appl. Phys. Lett., 57, 229 (1990).
[Crossref]

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[Crossref]

Roach, D. J.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

Roskos, H.

Rouyer, C.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

Salin, F.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

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N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[Crossref]

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J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

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[Crossref]

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N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, H. Nakano, Y. Yamamoto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 814 (1990).
[Crossref]

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, T. Yanagawa, H. Nakano, Appl. Phys. Lett., 57, 229 (1990).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (5)

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, D. J. Roach, M. S. Keirstead, H. W. Schaaf, T. Baer, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP8.

J. Squier, F. Salin, C. Rouyer, S. Coe, G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 7 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper CPDP9.

G. Seaton, Coherent Inc., Palo Alto, Calif. (personal communication).

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

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

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the actively mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Background-free autocorrelations of the mode-locked laser output.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-pass second-harmonic (SH) generation over a 100-ms scan (top) and a sampling oscilloscope display of the mode-locked pulse train (bottom).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Charge-coupled-device camera/beam analyzer image of the mode-locked laser output spot. Intensity profiles are displayed for (b) the enhanced mode-locked output and (c) the spot before misalignment.

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