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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2075–2081

Semi-analytic technique for analyzing mode-locked lasers

Nicholas G. Usechak and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2075-2081 (2005)

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A semi-analytic tool is developed for investigating pulse dynamics in mode-locked lasers. It provides a set of rate equations for pulse energy, width, and chirp, whose solutions predict how these pulse parameters evolve from one round trip to the next and how they approach their final steady-state values. An actively mode-locked laser is investigated using this technique and the results are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations and previous analytical studies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

Nicholas Usechak and Govind Agrawal, "Semi-analytic technique for analyzing mode-locked lasers," Opt. Express 13, 2075-2081 (2005)

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