Effects of Cavity Dispersion on Femtosecond Mode-Locked Dye Lasers

  • S. De Silvestri
  • P. Laporta
  • O. Svelto
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)


Significant progress has recently been made in the generation of femtosecond dye laser pulses, in particular by means of the colliding pulse technique [1]. Some observed features of the mode-locked (ML) laser still remain largely unexplained, however. In a few cases, for instance, a strong negative frequency chirp has been experimentally observed [2] and attributed to a phenomenon of self-phase-modulation (SPM) arising from the saturation of the saturable absorber [3]. In other cases, the choice of the cavity mirrors [4] and their layout in the laser cavity [5] have been shown to influence the pulse duration.


Laser Cavity Input Pulse Saturable Absorber Dispersive Contribution Cavity Dispersion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. De Silvestri
    • 1
  • P. Laporta
    • 1
  • O. Svelto
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica del PolitecnioCentro di Elettronica Quantistica e Strumentazione Elettronica del C.N.R.MilanoItaly

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