Abstract

Using an SF6 glass plate as the intracavity Kerr medium and a double-prism pair for dispersion compensation, we developed a femtosecond transform-limited passively mode-locked dye laser. Self-starting mode locking is achieved with a dilute intracavity TCVEBI saturable-absorber jet. Within a 50% power drop the tuning range is 577–606 nm. Pulse characteristics of the laser agree with theoretical predictions based on the Ginzburg–Landau equation.

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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.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

M. J. Moran, C.-Y. She, R. L. Carman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 259 (1975).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 533 (1984).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. Michailov, T. Deligeorgiev, V. Petrov, I. Tomov, Opt. Commun. 70, 137 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

F. J. Duarte, Opt. Quantum Electron. 19, 223 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Compared with ring cavities, a linear cavity has the disadvantage that the laser tends to produce more than one pulse per round trip, depending on the position of the absorber jet; seeC. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, in Dye Lasers, F. P. Schäfer, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990), pp. 146–150.

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.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Kerr-lens mode-locked dye laser. HR’s, high reflectors; R1, R2, and R3, concave mirrors with radii of curvature of 10, 7.5, and 5 cm, respectively. L1 + L2 = 61 cm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation trace of the output pulses at 593 nm and the sech2 fitting curve. Inset: the corresponding power spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Theoretical stability region (shaded area). The operating region of the laser is enclosed by the dashed ellipse.

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