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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1265–1267

Dynamic instabilities in an additive-pulse mode-locked Nd:YAG laser

U. Morgner, L. Rolefs, and F. Mitschke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1265-1267 (1996)

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An additive-pulse mode-locked Nd:YAG laser is studied experimentally and numerically. We observe dynamic instabilities such as period doubling, quasi-periodicity, and high-dimensional chaos. Dependence on control parameters such as peak nonlinear phase shift and cavity-length mismatch are discussed. We provide evidence for instabilities in the temporal profiles of the individual pulses.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 6, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

U. Morgner, L. Rolefs, and F. Mitschke, "Dynamic instabilities in an additive-pulse mode-locked Nd:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1265-1267 (1996)

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