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Time-gating processes in intra-cavity mode-locking devices like saturable absorbers and Kerr cells
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Paper Abstract

Photons are non-interacting entities. Light beams do not interfere by themselves. Light beams constituting different laser modes (frequencies) are not capable of re-arranging their energies from extended timedomain to ultra-short time-domain by themselves without the aid of light-matter interactions with suitable intra-cavity devices. In this paper we will discuss the time-gating properties of intra-cavity "mode-locking" devices that actually help generate a regular train of high energy wave packets.

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Date Published: 3 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 75781C (3 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846584
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Narasimha S. Prasad, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7578:
Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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