A theoretical model based upon the master mode-locking equation is constructed to describe multi-frequency, pulsed mode-locking. The model results in mode-locking dynamics qualitatively observed in experimental multi-frequency laser operation.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
E. Farnum and J. N. Kutz, "Theory of Multi-Frequency Mode-Locked Lasers," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ThB3.