A colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser with Coumarin 102 passively mode locked by 3,3′-diethyloxacarbocyanine iodide has been developed. Pulses of less than 100-fsec duration have been obtained from 493 to 502 nm at a repetition rate of 160 MHz. A similar operation has also been obtained with alternative saturable absorbers.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 25, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988
P. M. W. French and J. R. Taylor, "Generation of sub-100-fsec pulses tunable near 497 nm from a colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 470-472 (1988)