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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 335–337

Analysis of quarter-wave dielectric-mirror dispersion in femtosecond dye-laser cavities

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, and O. Svelto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 335-337 (1984)

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Analysis of dispersion produced by a λ/4 multilayer dielectric mirror as a function of its construction parameters is presented. The amount of dispersion can be estimated from a careful inspection of the measured reflectivity curve. In some cases, which seem to be of practical relevance, the value of dispersion is such as to prevent pulses shorter than ∼50 fsec from being produced in the mode-locked laser cavity.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 28, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, and O. Svelto, "Analysis of quarter-wave dielectric-mirror dispersion in femtosecond dye-laser cavities," Opt. Lett. 9, 335-337 (1984)

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