Resonators for Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers are studied with the help of an analytical model, and a new design procedure is presented. The experiments performed with a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser demonstrate that this model permits an effective resonator design and offers reliable guidelines for the final experimental optimization. With a suitable resonator configuration, self-starting of the Kerr-lens mode-locking regime has been achieved.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 6, 1993
Published: June 1, 1994
G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, V. Magni, and L. Pallaro, "Resonators for Kerr-lens mode-locked femtosecond Ti:sapphire lasers," Opt. Lett. 19, 807-809 (1994)