A transient analysis of pulse formation and mode locking for parametric traveling-wave modulation is considered. Steady-state cavity mode-locking conditions providing pulse width, and chirp taking mirror or facet dispersion into account, are discussed. A Gaussian-pulse parameter analysis for dispersive compensation resulting in intracavity pulse compression is introduced. Numerical estimates for semiconductor lasers are given.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 10, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986
D. Haas, T. K. Gustafson, C. L. Tang, and J. McLean, "Transient optical pulse formation and mode locking through parametric traveling-wave modulation," Opt. Lett. 11, 219-221 (1986)