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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1998
  • pp: 117–119

Coherent-absorber mode locking of solid-state lasers

V. P. Kalosha, M. Müller, and J. Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 117-119 (1998)

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We study solid-state laser mode locking in the self-induced transparency regime of an intracavity absorber. Depending on the absorber dephasing, pulse energy, and resonator dispersion, we find stable coherent 2π -pulse operation, pulse splitting, oscillatory pulse shapes, and smooth transition to incoherent saturable-absorber mode locking.

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(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

V. P. Kalosha, M. Müller, and J. Herrmann, "Coherent-absorber mode locking of solid-state lasers," Opt. Lett. 23, 117-119 (1998)

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