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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)

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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

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

J. Petersen and A. Luiten, "Short pulses in optical resonators," Opt. Express 11, 2975-2981 (2003)

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