Abstract

We show that near-transform-limited 32-fs pulses can be generated directly from a self-mode-locked titanium-doped sapphire oscillator. The laser operates at a center wavelength of 813 nm with a bandwidth of 22 nm in a TEM00 mode. Correct choice of the glass for the intracavity prism pair results in improved compensation of group-velocity dispersion, which yields near-transform-limited output pulses. Compensation for group-velocity dispersion in the output coupler and autocorrelator optics is necessary in order to measure this transform-limited pulse width.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Autocorrelation trace of laser output (solid curve). The dotted curve is a sech2(t) fit to the data. The 50-fs FWHM autocorrelation width corresponds to a 32-fs pulse width.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Frequency spectrum of the 32-fs pulse. The FWHM of the spectrum is 22 nm.

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