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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 22 — Nov. 3, 2003
  • pp: 2975–2981

Short pulses in optical resonators

J. C. Petersen and A. N. Luiten  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 22, pp. 2975-2981 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002975


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Abstract

We model the behavior of short and ultrashort laser pulses in high-finesse Fabry-Perot resonators, examining, in particular, the influence of cavity mirror reflectance and dispersion. The total coupling, peak power enhancement and temporal broadening of circulating pulses are characterized a function of the duration of the incident pulses.We show that there is an optimal input pulse duration which maximizes peak power for a given set of mirror characteristics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2003
Published: November 3, 2003

Citation
J. Petersen and A. Luiten, "Short pulses in optical resonators," Opt. Express 11, 2975-2981 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-22-2975


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