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Mode-locking theory for ultra-short few-femtosecond laser pulses
Author(s): Edward Farnum; J. Nathan Kutz
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new model which is valid for ultra-fast pulse propagation in a mode-locked laser cavity in the few femtosecond to hundreds of attoseconds pulse regime, thus deriving the equivalent of the master mode-locking equation for ultra-short pulses that has dominated mode-locking theory for two decades. The short pulse equation with dissipative gain and loss terms allows for the generation of stable ultra-short optical pulses from initial white-noise,thus providing the first theoretical framework for quantifying the pulse dynamics and stability as pulseswidths approach the attosecond regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7933, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX, 79331J (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873855
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Edward Farnum, Kean Univ. (United States)
J. Nathan Kutz, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7933:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX
Bernd Witzigmann; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa; Alexandre Freundlich, Editor(s)

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