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)