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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1993
  • pp: 51–53

Effect of third-order dispersion on passive mode locking

H. A. Haus, J. D. Moores, and L. E. Nelson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 51-53 (1993)

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The effect of third-order dispersion on the width of mode-locked pulses is investigated analytically and numerically. The pulse width increases monotonically with increasing third-order dispersion as a consequence of the symmetric chirp introduced by it. The chirp broadens the bandwidth and lowers the gain. Computer simulations show the appearance of a resonant sideband that also taxes the gain. Reducing the filter bandwidth partially suppresses the sideband and narrows the pulse.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 13, 1992
Published: January 1, 1993

H. A. Haus, J. D. Moores, and L. E. Nelson, "Effect of third-order dispersion on passive mode locking," Opt. Lett. 18, 51-53 (1993)

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