Abstract

We analyze the performance of a Ti:sapphire self-mode-locked laser with near-zero second- and third-order dispersion. Our simulations show that, in the presence of fourth-order dispersion, solitary laser pulses can be supported within a wide parameter range, close to the experimental values of these parameters. We also conclude that it is possible to generate pulses much shorter than 10 fs if fourth-order dispersion is further reduced.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Dispersion of the transit time in the model Ti:sapphire cavity for zero GVD and TOD (dotted curve), with 340 μm of extra glass (solid curve), and with reduced FOD (dashed curve).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Evolution of the normalized pulse spectra for the case of large FOD.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Spectrum and (b) pulse width with 340 μm of extra glass.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Evolution of the normalized pulse spectra for the case of reduced FOD.

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E i + 1 ( t ) = D ( t ) A ( t ) K ( t ) × M ( ω ) G ( ω ) F ( ω ) E i ( ω ) exp ( i ω t ) d ω ,

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