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Mode locking in large monolithic semiconductor ring lasers
Author(s): S. Yu; Thomas F. Krauss; Peter J. R. Laybourn
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Paper Abstract

The passive mode-locking properties of large, monolithic semiconductor ring lasers have been studied both theoretically and experimentally. By using a computer simulation based on the traveling- wave model, the operating conditions under which mode locking may be achieved have been determined. Three different configurations of intracavity saturable absorber have been used, and the dual-absorber arrangement shown to be superior in having greater range of operation and shorter pulse width. Experimental confirmation of mode-locked operation has been obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(4) doi: 10.1117/1.601950
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
S. Yu, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Thomas F. Krauss, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Peter J. R. Laybourn, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

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