Abstract

Pulses of sub-6-fs duration have been obtained from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser at a repetition rate of 100  MHz and an average power of 300  mW. Fitting an ideal sech2 to the autocorrelation data yields a 4.8-fs pulse duration, whereas reconstruction of the pulse amplitude profile gives 5.8  fs. The pulse spectrum covers wavelengths from above 950  nm to below 630  nm, extending into the yellow beyond the gain bandwidth of Ti:sapphire. This improvement in bandwidth has been made possible by three key ingredients: carefully designed spectral shaping of the output coupling, better suppression of the dispersion oscillation of the double-chirped mirrors, and a novel broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror.

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U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
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1998 (2)

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A. Baltuška, M. S. Pshenichnikov, and D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Lett. 23, 1474 (1998).
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1997 (7)

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1996 (1)

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
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U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Baltuška, A.

A. Baltuška, M. S. Pshenichnikov, and D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Lett. 23, 1474 (1998).
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A. Baltuška, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, D. A. Wiersma, and R. Szipöcs, Appl. Phys. B 65, 175 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chang, Z.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cho, S. H.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Christov, I.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Christov, I. P.

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

DeLong, K. W.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. Richman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ferenz, K.

Fittinghoff, D. N.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. Richman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fujimoto, J. G.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Heine, C.

Ippen, E. P.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jung, I. D.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kapteyn, H. C.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, T. Schibli, U. Keller, H. A. Haus, C. Heine, R. Morf, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 831 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 63 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 13.

Keller, U.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, T. Schibli, U. Keller, H. A. Haus, C. Heine, R. Morf, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 831 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 63 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 13.

Krausz, F.

Krumbügel, M. A.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. Richman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Matuschek, N.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, T. Schibli, U. Keller, H. A. Haus, C. Heine, R. Morf, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 831 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 63 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 13.

Morf, R.

Morgner, U.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Murnane, M. M.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nisoli, M.

Pshenichnikov, M. S.

A. Baltuška, M. S. Pshenichnikov, and D. A. Wiersma, Opt. Lett. 23, 1474 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Baltuška, Z. Wei, M. S. Pshenichnikov, D. A. Wiersma, and R. Szipöcs, Appl. Phys. B 65, 175 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Richman, B.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. Richman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rundquist, A.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sartania, S.

Scheuer, V.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, T. Schibli, U. Keller, H. A. Haus, C. Heine, R. Morf, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 831 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 63 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 13.

Scheurer, V.

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheurer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 23, 411 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Schibli, T.

Shi, Z.

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

Stoev, V.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sutter, D. H.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, Z. Shi, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 137 (1997).
[CrossRef]

I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, D. H. Sutter, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, U. Keller, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, and T. Tschudi, Opt. Lett. 22, 1009 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Matuschek, F. X. Kärtner, D. H. Sutter, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, T. Elsaesser, J. G. Fujimoto, D. A. Wiersma, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 63 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1998), p. 13.

Svelto, O.

Sweetser, J.

R. Trebino, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, J. Sweetser, M. A. Krumbügel, and B. Richman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 1 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sweetser, J. N.

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Szipöcs, R.

Taft, G.

A. Rundquist, C. Durfee, Z. Chang, G. Taft, E. Zeek, S. Backus, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, I. Christov, and V. Stoev, Appl. Phys. B 65, 161 (1997).
[CrossRef]

G. Taft, A. Rundquist, M. M. Murnane, I. P. Christov, H. C. Kapteyn, K. W. DeLong, D. N. Fittinghoff, M. A. Krumbügel, J. N. Sweetser, and R. Trebino, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 575 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Tilsch, M.

D. H. Sutter, I. D. Jung, F. X. Kärtner, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, V. Scheuer, M. Tilsch, T. Tschudi, and U. Keller, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 4, 169 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Interferometric autocorrelation (IAC) measured and reconstructed with the algorithm described in Ref.  7, along with an IAC envelope reconstructed from a nondeconvolved frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) measurement and an IAC envelope of an ideal 4.8-fs sech2 pulse. Note that the trace reconstructed from the FROG data is 24% wider than the measured one, indicating a geometric blurring of the pulse duration of more than 1  fs. Inset: reconstructed pulse shape from IAC and spectrum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Ti:sapphire laser resonator and extracavity dispersion-compensation setup: M1–M7, DCM’s; FS prisms, fused-silica prisms with 40-cm apex separation; L’s, lenses. Bottom right: detailed SESAM structure.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

GDD (a) desired and calculated for a single reflection on a DCM under 5° and 20° p-polarized incidence and (b) round trip through both resonator arms, separately and through the total cavity, as calculated from the measured GDD of the individual components.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured pulse spectrum obtained with a 230-nm bandwidth OC specifically designed for enhanced transmission in the wings of the spectrum, compared with the calculated intracavity spectrum. Inset: square root of the power density versus frequency obtained with the two OC’s. The Fourier-transform-limited pulse durations for the three different spectra are given at the top right.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Transmission of the OC used for the shortest pulses (230-nm bandwidth) and of the spectrally flat broadband 5% OC. Calculated SESAM reflectivity is shown for low-intensity light (unsaturated) and for high-intensity pulses (saturated).

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