Pulses of 100-fsec duration are obtained by synchronous pumping of a colliding-pulse ring dye laser with a mode-locked Ar+-ion laser. Stable operation of the synchronously pumped colliding-pulse mode-locked laser over hours was obtained by a suitable choice of the distance between the gain and the absorber in combination with an appropriate pump-pulse sequence.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 10, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 1984
Published: January 1, 1985
M. C. Nuss, R. Leonhardt, and W. Zinth, "Stable operation of a synchronously pumped colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser," Opt. Lett. 10, 16-18 (1985)