The passive mode locking of a cw Rhodamine 110 dye laser is reported. In a simple uncompensated linear cavity, subpicosecond pulse generation was achieved over the spectral range 553–570 nm. Pulses as short as 150 fsec were recorded using standard second-harmonic autocorrelation measurement techniques. Two saturable-absorbing species were found to operate successfully in this region.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 27, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 1986
Published: May 1, 1986
P. M. W. French and J. R. Taylor, "Passively mode-locked continuous-wave Rhodamine 110 dye laser," Opt. Lett. 11, 297-299 (1986)