Through analysis of transient autocorrelation traces, we show that intracavity dispersion significantly affects the number of initially oscillating modes as well as the buildup of passive mode locking in picosecond and femtosecond lasers.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996
Jia-Min Shieh, Hwa-Ming Twu, and Ci-Ling Pan, "Effects of intracavity dispersion on the starting dynamics of continuous-wave passively mode-locked Ti:sapphire/DDI lasers," Opt. Lett. 21, 1058-1060 (1996)