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Dynamics of Active Mode Locking in Broad-Band Continuous Wave Lasers

Reddy, KPJ and Tatum, Jim A (1993) Dynamics of Active Mode Locking in Broad-Band Continuous Wave Lasers. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 29 (5). 1407 -1411.

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Abstract

Theoretical analysis for the dynamics of mode locking in an AM mode-locked broad-band tunable solid-state laser is presented. The analysis is appiied to study the pulse evolution inside the AM mode-locked Ti:$AI_20_3$ laser. It is shown that the pulsewidth reaches a steady-state value after about 77 500 round-trips inside the laser cavity which corre- sponds to 258 $_\mu$s. An expression for the threshold condition for the mode-locking process is presented. The analysis yields the design parameters required for building an AM mode-locked laser.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6781

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