A continuous-wave, argon-ion-pumped, titanium-doped sapphire laser has been constructed. Pulses of 80-psec duration obtained through active mode locking have been compressed to less than 800 fsec using nonlinear external cavity feedback.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 10, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989
P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, and J. R. Taylor, "Femtosecond pulse generation from a titanium-doped sapphire laser using nonlinear external cavity feedback," Opt. Lett. 14, 686-688 (1989)