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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1995
  • pp: 240–242

Influence of diffraction on hard-aperture Kerr-lens mode locking

Ondřej Haderka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 240-242 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000240


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Abstract

It is demonstrated that with rigorous inclusion of diffraction on an intracavity hard aperture the values of the nonlinear differential loss coefficient Γ (which characterizes the efficiency of Kerr-lens mode locking) are several times higher than in the commonly used simplified approach in which diffraction effects are neglected. Diffraction changes modal properties and causes a faster decrease of mode losses with increasing power than predicted by the traditional approach. With this correction, the discrepancy between the Kerr-lens mode-locking theory and the theoretical estimates of the self-starting condition is substantially decreased.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 1994
Published: February 1, 1995

Citation
Ondřej Haderka, "Influence of diffraction on hard-aperture Kerr-lens mode locking," Opt. Lett. 20, 240-242 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-3-240


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