We obtain direct stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase for a standard x-folded geometry, octave-spanning, Ti:sapphire laser. The in-loop accumulated carrier-envelope phase error is 0.175 rad (1.65 mHz to 102 kHz). Intracavity continuum generation, which is responsible for the octave bandwidth, is characterized through measurement of the beam parameters.
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T. M. Fortier, David J. Jones, and S. T. Cundiff, "Phase stabilization of an octave-spanning Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 2198-2200 (2003)