For the first time to our knowledge, nearly bandwidth-limited 10-fs laser pulses centered at 790 nm are generated in a Ti: sapphire ring resonator. Intracavity dispersion control is provided by dispersive dielectric mirrors together with the insertion of small amounts of intracavity glass path. Mode locking is self-starting without the use of an aperture.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 29, 1995
Published: March 1, 1996
A. Kasper and K. J. Witte, "10-fs pulse generation from a unidirectional Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire ring laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 360-362 (1996)