We analyze the performance of a Ti:sapphire self-mode-locked laser with near-zero second- and third-order dispersion. Our simulations show that, in the presence of fourth-order dispersion, solitary laser pulses can be supported within a wide parameter range, close to the experimental values of these parameters. We also conclude that it is possible to generate pulses much shorter than 10 fs if fourth-order dispersion is further reduced.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 4, 1994
Published: September 15, 1994
Ivan P. Christov, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, Jianping Zhou, and Chung-Po Huang, "Fourth-order dispersion-limited solitary pulses," Opt. Lett. 19, 1465-1467 (1994)