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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1996
  • pp: 743–745

Broadband saturable absorber for 10-fs pulse generation

R. Fluck, I. D. Jung, G. Zhang, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 743-745 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000743


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Abstract

We demonstrate the fabrication of a broadband saturable absorber with a silver bottom mirror. The reflectivity bandwidth of the absorber shows the potential for generating sub-10-fs pulses. With a Ti:sapphire laser we obtained self-starting Kerr-lens mode-locked pulses as short as 10 fs at the cavity stability limit and self-starting soliton mode-locked pulses of 16 fs over the full cavity stability regime.

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History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 1995
Published: May 15, 1996

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R. Fluck, I. D. Jung, G. Zhang, F. X. Kärtner, and U. Keller, "Broadband saturable absorber for 10-fs pulse generation," Opt. Lett. 21, 743-745 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-10-743


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