Abstract

We report on a cavity-dumped self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser operating on a 10-fs time scale. Pulses with energies exceeding 60 nJ and peak powers of 5 MW were generated at repetition rates as high as 200 kHz. On injection of the output of this laser into a fiber, a white-light continuum is produced that shows great potential for compression.

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A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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E. W. Castner, J. J. Korpershoek, D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Commun. 78, 90 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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K. Kurokawa, N. Kubota, M. Nakazawa, Opt. Commun. 68, 287 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1984

Asaki, M. T.

Barty, C. P. J.

Blair, R. J.

Brabec, T.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband femtosecond lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Castner, E. W.

E. W. Castner, J. J. Korpershoek, D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Commun. 78, 90 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Curley, P. F.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband femtosecond lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Cybo-Ottone, A.

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Falcone, R. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Garvey, D.

Gordon, S.

Hamster, H.

Huang, C. P.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Korpershoek, J. J.

E. W. Castner, J. J. Korpershoek, D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Commun. 78, 90 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

A Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband femtosecond lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Kubota, N.

K. Kurokawa, N. Kubota, M. Nakazawa, Opt. Commun. 68, 287 (1988).
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Kurokawa, K.

K. Kurokawa, N. Kubota, M. Nakazawa, Opt. Commun. 68, 287 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Lemoff, B. E.

Magni, V.

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

Nakazawa, M.

K. Kurokawa, N. Kubota, M. Nakazawa, Opt. Commun. 68, 287 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nathel, H.

Nisoli, M.

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Paye, J.

Piché, M.

Proctor, B.

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

Ramaswamy, M.

Salin, F.

Shank, C. V.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chaps. 14 and 19.

Spielmann, Ch.

A Stingl, Ch. Spielmann, F. Krausz, R. Szipöcs, Opt. Lett. 19, 204 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband femtosecond lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Stingl, A

Stolen, R. H.

Sullivan, A.

Svelto, O.

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Szipöcs, R.

Tomlinson, W. J.

Ulman, M.

White, W.

Wiersma, D. A.

E. W. Castner, J. J. Korpershoek, D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Commun. 78, 90 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.

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

Zhou, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

K. Kurokawa, N. Kubota, M. Nakazawa, Opt. Commun. 68, 287 (1988).
[CrossRef]

A. Cybo-Ottone, M. Nisoli, V. Magni, S. De Silvestri, O. Svelto, Opt. Commun. 92, 271 (1992).
[CrossRef]

E. W. Castner, J. J. Korpershoek, D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Commun. 78, 90 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chaps. 14 and 19.

Ch. Spielmann, P. F. Curley, T. Brabec, F. Krausz, “Ultrabroadband femtosecond lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup for cavity dumping of a Ti:sapphire laser: Ar+, argon-ion laser (Coherent 310); L1, f = 12.5 cm lens; Ti:Sa, 4-mm Ti:sapphire crystal (Union Carbide); Bragg Cell, 3-mm fused-silica acousto-optic modulator (Spectra-Physics); HR, high reflector (CVI); M1–M4, R = 10 cm mirrors (Spectra-Physics); OC, T = 3% output coupler (Lezer-Optika); M5, M6, silver-coated mirrors; P1–P6, fused-silica prisms; RF, cavity-dumper driver (Spectra-Physics).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Stability diagram of the cavity-dumped Ti:sapphire laser. The stability zones I and II are within the areas bordered by the solid curves.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation and (b) spectrum of cavity-dumped pulses. The pulse duration is 12.8 fs, assuming a sech2(t) intensity profile. The dashed curves represent the calculated envelope for interferometric fringes.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transient dynamics of the intracavity pulse power during cavity dumping at a repetition rate of 80 kHz.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Optical spectra of a dumped pulse before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) passage through the 2.7-μm-core single-mode fiber.

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