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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2002–2004

Third-order dispersion as a limiting factor to mode locking in femtosecond solitary lasers

Thomas Brabec and Stephen M. J. Kelly  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 2002-2004 (1993)

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Third-order dispersion in femtosecond solid-state lasers can induce a resonant transfer of energy from the mode-locked pulse into a dispersive background. The presence of intensity-dependent self-amplitude modulation can compensate for this loss. A condition for energy balance between these two effects is evaluated and related to the stability of femtosecond pulse generation.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 7, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

Thomas Brabec and Stephen M. J. Kelly, "Third-order dispersion as a limiting factor to mode locking in femtosecond solitary lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 2002-2004 (1993)

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