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Formation of ultrashort pulses in lasers with nonlinear diffraction loss
Author(s): Konstantin P. Komarov; Aleksandr S. Kuch'yanov
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Paper Abstract

Analysis of passive mode-locking for lasers with Kerr intracavity nonlinear elements has been presented. Nonlinear diffraction losses, which result from the transverse beam size changes produced by self- focusing, has been determined. The transient evolution and the stability regime of a stationary pulse have been investigated. We have obtained an expression of the pulse duration as a function of the laser system parameters: the refractive index nonlinearity, the intracavity aperture size, the linear diffraction loss, and so on. Optimum conditions for the shaping of ultrashort pulses have been found.

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Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2513, 21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209641
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Konstantin P. Komarov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Russia)
Aleksandr S. Kuch'yanov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2513:
21st International Congress on: High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Ung Kim; Joon-Sung Chang; Seung-Han Park, Editor(s)

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