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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2000
  • pp: 728–730

Dispersion-mode pulsed laser

Baruch Fischer, Boris Vodonos, Shimie Atkins, and Alexander Bekker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 728-730 (2000)

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A new self-consistency condition in pulsed lasers with strong intracavity dispersion imposes dispersion modes with specific cavity-length dependent pulse rates, utilizing pulse-train self-imaging properties of a temporal Talbot effect. We give an experimental demonstration of such a laser operation, using a long fiber cavity. We also demonstrate temporal Talbot imaging of a train of short pulses that propagate along large distances of dispersive fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

Baruch Fischer, Boris Vodonos, Shimie Atkins, and Alexander Bekker, "Dispersion-mode pulsed laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 728-730 (2000)

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