Abstract

For the first time to our knowledge, nearly bandwidth-limited 10-fs laser pulses centered at 790 nm are generated in a Ti: sapphire ring resonator. Intracavity dispersion control is provided by dispersive dielectric mirrors together with the insertion of small amounts of intracavity glass path. Mode locking is self-starting without the use of an aperture.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the femtosecond mirror-dispersion-controlled Ti:S ring laser. L, f = 50 mm lens; M1, M2, f = 25 mm broadband dichroic focusing mirrors; M3–M7, dispersive mirrors; FSP, quartz plate with thickness variable from 0.2 to 1.5 mm; CP, wedged compensation plate; VM, vibrating mirror ending the slave arm; OC, 5% wedged output coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured spectra for different amounts of additional quartz path in the resonator. Curves (1)–(5) correspond to the insertion of quartz plates of increasing thickness d. The results are given in the form d (mm)/Δλ (nm)/Δτ (fs)/ΔvΔτ [the Δτ values are taken from interferometric autocorrelation traces not shown here except for curve (4)]: (1) 0/25/28/0.34; (2) 0.4/34/22/0.36; (3) 0.8/43/16.5/0.34; (4) 1.1/74/10/0.36; (5) 1.2/92/~10/~0.44. The inset shows the dependence of the pulse duration Δτ and the corresponding time-bandwidth product ΔτΔv from the intracavity quartz path. (b) Interferometric autocorrelation trace of the pulses corresponding to curve (4) of (a). The dotted curve shows the theoretically calculated envelope of a chirpless 10-fs sech2-shaped pulse fitting the experimental curve best.

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