We demonstrate the generation of nearly bandwidth-limited 8-fs optical pulses near 0.8 μm from a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser oscillator, using chirped dielectric mirrors for dispersion control. The mode-locking performance is described, and limitations are discussed.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 25, 1994
Published: March 15, 1995
A. Stingl, R. Szipöcs, M. Lenzner, Ch. Spielmann, and F. Krausz, "Sub-10-fs mirror-dispersion-controlled Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 20, 602-604 (1995)