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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1994
  • pp: 975–977

Characteristics of a femtosecond transform-limited Kerr-lens mode-locked dye laser

Yuh-Fwu Chou, Chau-Hwang Lee, and Jyhpyng Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 975-977 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000975


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Abstract

Using an SF6 glass plate as the intracavity Kerr medium and a double-prism pair for dispersion compensation, we developed a femtosecond transform-limited passively mode-locked dye laser. Self-starting mode locking is achieved with a dilute intracavity TCVEBI saturable-absorber jet. Within a 50% power drop the tuning range is 577–606 nm. Pulse characteristics of the laser agree with theoretical predictions based on the Ginzburg–Landau equation.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 1994
Published: July 1, 1994

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Yuh-Fwu Chou, Chau-Hwang Lee, and Jyhpyng Wang, "Characteristics of a femtosecond transform-limited Kerr-lens mode-locked dye laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 975-977 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-13-975


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