The spectral and temporal characteristics of ≈10-fs pulses from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser were found to exhibit large deviations from the predictions of current theories of mode locking. A simple model that takes into account coherent coupling between the circulating pulse and the gain medium gives results in good agreement with experimental observations.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 20, 1993
Published: July 1, 1994
J. D. Harvey, P. F. Curley, C. Spielmann, J. M. Dudley, and F. Krausz, "Coherent effects in a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 972-974 (1994)