The generation of highly stable optical pulses as short as 11 fs from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser containing no intracavity prisms is demonstrated. In the femtosecond oscillator design reported, novel dielectric mirrors provide broadband dispersion control for solitonlike pulse formation.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994
Andreas Stingl, Robert Szipöcs, Christian Spielmann, and Ferenc Krausz, "Generation of 11-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser without the use of prisms," Opt. Lett. 19, 204-206 (1994)