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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1992
  • pp: 139–141

Generation of transform-limited 32-fs pulses from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser

Chung-Po Huang, Henry C. Kapteyn, John W. Mclntosh, and Margaret M. Murnane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 139-141 (1992)

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We show that near-transform-limited 32-fs pulses can be generated directly from a self-mode-locked titanium-doped sapphire oscillator. The laser operates at a center wavelength of 813 nm with a bandwidth of 22 nm in a TEM00 mode. Correct choice of the glass for the intracavity prism pair results in improved compensation of group-velocity dispersion, which yields near-transform-limited output pulses. Compensation for group-velocity dispersion in the output coupler and autocorrelator optics is necessary in order to measure this transform-limited pulse width.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 17, 1991
Published: January 15, 1992

Chung-Po Huang, Henry C. Kapteyn, John W. Mclntosh, and Margaret M. Murnane, "Generation of transform-limited 32-fs pulses from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 139-141 (1992)

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