We report efficient synchronous mode locking of a 532-nm pumped cw dye laser tunable from 840 to 1030 nm, using a styryl compound as the gain medium. Hybrid synchronously pumped, passive mode locking of the laser using the saturable absorber DaQTeC generated 230-fsec pulses near 975 nm.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 15, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 1987
Published: August 1, 1987
Martin D. Dawson, Thomas F. Boggess, and Arthur L. Smirl, "Picosecond and femtosecond pulse generation near 1000 nm from a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG-pumped cw dye laser," Opt. Lett. 12, 590-592 (1987)