Various solutions have been proposed in recent years to the problem of producing two synchronous but independently tunable trains of ultrashort light pulses. We suggest that the use of a single saturable absorber situated at the midpoint of an antiresonant ring shared by the different cavities of two mode-locked lasers may offer another approach to the problem.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 8, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986
G. Bergamasco and R. Polloni, "Generation of synchronized independently tunable ultrashort light pulses using an antiresonant ring cavity," Opt. Lett. 11, 222-223 (1986)