The limits that saturable nonlinearity and group velocity dispersion impose on self-induced transparency modelocking are explored. Stable modelocked pulses exist within limiting values, but their durations and intensities change.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5965) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade
M. A. Talukder and C. Menyuk, "Self-Induced Transparency Modelocking with Saturable Nonlinearity and Group Velocity Dispersion," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuD97.
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