We report on the generation of transform-limited pulses of 150-fs duration from an actively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. The laser produced subpicosecond pulses over the range 780–860 nm, with a maximum average output power of 600 mW. The output spot was in the form of a near-TEM00 spot and demonstrated long-term pulse stability.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1990
Published: July 1, 1991
P. F. Curley and A. I. Ferguson, "Actively mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser producing transform-limited pulses of 150-fs duration," Opt. Lett. 16, 1016-1018 (1991)