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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 219–221

Transient optical pulse formation and mode locking through parametric traveling-wave modulation

D. Haas, T. K. Gustafson, C. L. Tang, and J. McLean  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 219-221 (1986)

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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)

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