A laser with a ring resonator that incorporates a nonlinear antiresonant loop is proposed and analyzed. With computer simulation it is shown that the mode-locking process is self-starting and that, when the laser is properly designed, gain-bandwidth-limited pulses can be obtained. Passive mode-locked, bistable, and chaotic solutions are found to depend on the design parameters of the model.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 9, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 1990
Published: January 15, 1991
A. G. Bulushev, E. M. Dianov, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Self-starting mode-locked laser with a nonlinear ring resonator," Opt. Lett. 16, 88-90 (1991)