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Simulation of mode-locked fiber and solid state lasers
Author(s): James P. Theimer; Joseph W. Haus; Gary Shaulov
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Paper Abstract

Additive pulse mode-locking theory is applied to an Er-doped fiber laser and to a Cr4+:YAG laser. Both are mode- locked with a multiple quantum well saturable absorber. It is found that the theory explains their operation quite well. The Cr4+:YAG laser was found to lose mode-locking effectiveness due to a band edge of the quantum well being in the operating range of the laser. The equations also help model the Er-doped fiber laser operation, but more work is required to verify its efficacy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3075, Photonic Processing Technology and Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277620
Show Author Affiliations
James P. Theimer, Rome Lab. (United States)
Joseph W. Haus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Gary Shaulov, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3075:
Photonic Processing Technology and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Raymond K. Boncek, Editor(s)

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