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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3397–3407

Solitary pulse shaping dynamics in cavity-dumped laser oscillators

Alexander Killi and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3397-3407 (2004)

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The pulse shaping dynamics of a diode-pumped laser oscillator with cavity dumping operating in the solitary regime is studied experimentally and numerically. The stability of the laser system is investigated in dependence on the relevant laser parameters. With a stroboscopic detection technique the intracavity temporal and spectral pulse profiles are measured between two dumping events. The results are compared to the numerical analysis of the system. Due to the strong periodic disturbance of the solitary pulse imposed by the dumping process a second set of Kelly-side bands can be identified.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Original Manuscript: May 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Alexander Killi and Uwe Morgner, "Solitary pulse shaping dynamics in cavity-dumped laser oscillators," Opt. Express 12, 3397-3407 (2004)

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