Pulses having durations as short as 60 fsec have been directly generated by a self-mode-locked, dispersion-compensated Ti:sapphire laser. By using an extracavity fiber–prism pulse compressor, pulse durations as short as 45 fsec have been obtained.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 20, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 1990
Published: January 1, 1991
D. E. Spence, P. N. Kean, and W. Sibbett, "60-fsec pulse generation from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 16, 42-44 (1991)