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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1999
  • pp: 411–413

Sub-two-cycle pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser

U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 411-413 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000411


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Abstract

Pulses shorter than two optical cycles with bandwidths in excess of 400 nm have been generated from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser with a repetition rate of 90 MHz and an average power of 200 mW. Low-dispersion prisms and double-chirped mirrors provide broadband controlled dispersion and high reflectivity. These pulse durations are to our knowledge the shortest ever generated directly from a laser oscillator.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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U. Morgner, F. X. Kärtner, S. H. Cho, Y. Chen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, V. Scheuer, G. Angelow, and T. Tschudi, "Sub-two-cycle pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 24, 411-413 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-6-411


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