Abstract

Broadband measurements of the frequency-dependent group delay in a Ti:sapphire passive mode-locked laser operating at a 100-fs pulse width under various conditions are reported. From these measurements one can determine the dispersive limits and the connection between dispersion and mode-locking stability in the self-mode-locked regime.

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1984 (1)

Beck, M.

Brabec, T.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Fermann, M. E.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Fork, R. L.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gordon, J. P.

Haus, H. A.

Hirlimann, C. A.

Hofer, M.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Huang, C.-P.

C.-P. Huang, H. C. Kapteyn, J. W. MacIntosh, M. Murnane, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD3.

Ippen, E. P.

Ishida, Y.

Kapteyn, H. C.

C.-P. Huang, H. C. Kapteyn, J. W. MacIntosh, M. Murnane, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD3.

Kean, P. N.

Knox, W. H.

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W. H. Knox, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD33.

Krausz, F.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Li, K. D.

MacIntosh, J. W.

C.-P. Huang, H. C. Kapteyn, J. W. MacIntosh, M. Murnane, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD3.

Mogi, K.

Murnane, M.

C.-P. Huang, H. C. Kapteyn, J. W. MacIntosh, M. Murnane, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD3.

Naganuma, K.

Nakano, H.

Ober, M.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Pearson, N. M.

Sarukura, N.

Schmidt, A. J.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, C.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

Walmsley, I. A.

Wintner, E.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

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Other (3)

C.-P. Huang, H. C. Kapteyn, J. W. MacIntosh, M. Murnane, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper PD3.

A. J. Schmidt, T. Brabec, M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, F. Krausz, M. Ober, E. Wintner, C. Spielmann, in Digest of Optical Society of America Annual MeetingOptical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper TuT1.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Laser cavity. (b) Group-delay data from frequency-domain measurements, a least-squares polynomial fit to a power series for one prism setting expanded to ~825-nm center wavelength, and the error magnified by 10 times. The rms timing error corresponds to 0.65 fs. (c) The components of the least-squares polynomial fit.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Group delay versus wavelength for four relative prism settings and (b) the derivative of the data in (a), which represents the total system dispersion for two cases.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Theoretical group delay for SF-10 prism pair with a 52-cm spacing and (b) the derivative showing the dispersion.

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Φ ( ω ) = 2 ω C { L + [ n ( ω ) - 1 ] l } .
T = Φ ω = 2 C ( L - l ) + 2 l ω [ n ( ω ) ω C ] .
ω [ n ( ω ) ω C ] = 1 ν g ;
T = 2 C ( L - l ) + 2 l ν g ,
D = λ ( 1 ν g ) ;
T λ = 2 l D ,
T λ = 2 i l i D i .

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