Abstract

Examination of the output beam size from a 10-fs Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser reveals a strong spectral dependence. These results provide insight into the details of the mode-locking mechanisms and suggest reasons for the current limitations on the shortest achievable pulses.

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1993 (2)

1991 (1)

Brabec, T.

Christov, I. P.

Curley, P. F.

DeLong, K. W.

K. W. DeLong, R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1595, 2207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

Huang, C.-P.

Kane, D. J.

K. W. DeLong, R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1595, 2207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kapetyn, H. C.

M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapetyn, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109 (personal communication, 1993).

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Knox, W. H.

Krausz, F.

Murnane, M. M.

I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, C.-P. Huang, J. Zhou, Opt. Lett. 20, 309 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapetyn, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109 (personal communication, 1993).

Schmidt, A. J.

Sibbet, W.

Spence, D. E.

Spielman, C.

Spielmann, C.

Stingl, A.

Szipöcs, R.

Trebino, R.

K. W. DeLong, R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1595, 2207 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wintner, E.

Zhou, J.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the laser with the interference filter and the profilometer in one output beam.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Laser spectrum. (b) Measured spot size as function of wavelength for both horizontal and vertical beam cross sections. The solid curves are guides to the eye. The dashed line shows a λ dependence.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematic diagram showing the connection between intensity versus time, frequency shift versus time resulting from self-phase modulation, intensity versus frequency, and spot size versus frequency.

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