We report the passive mode locking of a cw Rhodamine 700 dye laser using the saturable absorber DDI. Pulses as short as 36 fsec near 775 nm have been produced in a colliding-pulse mode-locked dye laser with adjustable intracavity group-velocity dispersion.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 15, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 1989
Published: September 1, 1989
P. Georges, F. Salin, and A. Brun, "Generation of 36-fsec pulses near 775 nm from a colliding-pulse passively mode-locked dye laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 940-942 (1989)