We describe a novel self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire ring laser that produces 13-fs pulses with peak powers exceeding 1 MW, pulse energies of 13 nJ, and average mode-locked output powers of 1.5 W at a cavity repetition frequency of 110 MHz. A complete resonator analysis describing the optimum mode-locking configuration is presented, together with fringe-resolved autocorrelation and sonogram measurements of the output pulses.
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T. Beddard, W. Sibbett, D. T. Reid, J. Garduno-Mejia, N. Jamasbi, and M. Mohebi, "High-average-power, 1-MW peak-power self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire oscillator," Opt. Lett. 24, 163-165 (1999)