Abstract

We report the generation of pulses with energies as high as 100 nJ and durations as short as 50 fs directly from a mode-locked Ti:Al2O3 laser, using the technique of cavity dumping. The simplicity, high energy, short pulse widths, and variable repetition rate of this system make it an attractive tunable source for ultrafast measurements.

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1993 (3)

1992 (3)

T. B. Norris, Opt. Lett. 17, 1009 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

B. Lemoff, C. P. J. Barty, Opt. Lett. 17, 1367 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (3)

1990 (1)

1986 (1)

‘tHooft, G. W.

Antonetti, A.

Asaki, M. T.

Bado, P.

Barty, C. P. J.

Bouvier, M.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Brabec, T.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

Coe, J. S.

Colburn, W.

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

Couillaud, B.

L. Spinelli, B. Couillaud, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

Cunningham, J. E.

Curley, P. F.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Du, D.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Garvey, D.

Goldblatt, N.

L. Spinelli, B. Couillaud, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

Grillon, G.

Huang, C. P.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

Korn, G.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Krausz, F.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Le Blanc, C.

Lemoff, B.

McCarthy, N.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, J. Squier, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 16 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper TU13.

Migus, A.

Moulton, P. F.

Mourou, G.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Mourou, G. A.

Murnane, M. M.

Negus, D. K.

L. Spinelli, B. Couillaud, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

Norris, T. B.

T. B. Norris, Opt. Lett. 17, 1009 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Vaillancourt, T. B. Norris, J. S. Coe, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 15, 317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

Piché, M.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, J. Squier, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 16 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper TU13.

Proctor, B.

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rhee, J.

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

Rudd, J.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Salin, F.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, J. Squier, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 16 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper TU13.

Schmidt, A. J.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Sosnowski, T.

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Spinelli, L.

L. Spinelli, B. Couillaud, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

Squier, J.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, J. Squier, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 16 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper TU13.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Ulrich, P.

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

Vaillancourt, G.

F. Salin, J. Squier, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, Opt. Lett. 16, 1964 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Vaillancourt, T. B. Norris, J. S. Coe, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 15, 317 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

Wintner, E.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. Proctor, F. Wise, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 470 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, E. Wintner, A. J. Schmidt, F. Krausz, Electron. Lett. 28, 1532 (1992).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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Other (4)

L. Spinelli, B. Couillaud, N. Goldblatt, D. K. Negus, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 10 of 1991 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), paper CPDP7.

M. Piché, N. McCarthy, F. Salin, J. Squier, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 16 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper TU13.

J. Squier, G. Korn, J. Rudd, D. Du, G. Mourou, G. Vaillancourt, M. Bouvier, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG7.

J. Rhee, T. Sosnowski, T. B. Norris, W. Colburn, P. Ulrich, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1993 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), paper CFG6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of cavity-dumped KLM Ti:sapphire laser. The additional Z fold contains the cavity dumper. Four LAKL21 prisms are used for dispersion compensation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation of a 100-nJ dumped output pulse. The pulse width is 50 fs, assuming a sech2 shape. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of a 100-nJ dumped output pulse. The spectral bandwidth is 22 nm, and the center wavelength is 830 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intracavity laser pulse train during dumping at (a) 952 kHz and (b) 454 kHz. Note the overshoot [clearer in (b)] of the intracavity pulse train during recovery. This is characteristic of the recovering laser undergoing relaxation oscillations.

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