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Title: The starting mechanism in coupled-cavity mode-locked laser systems

Abstract

The authors present what they believe to be the starting mechanism in coupled-cavity additive pulse mode-locked (APM) laser systems. The etalon effect of the coupled cavity forces the main cavity to lase at two separate frequencies, thus producing short and strong mode beating noise bursts that can overcome dynamic gain saturation in large emission cross-section gain media. As a result, self-starting is possible for the NaCl:OH coupled-cavity color center laser. The dependence of the etalon effect on the cavity length detuning and its role in the dynamics of the APM process and in self-stabilized picosecond coupled-cavity lasers are discussed. The experimental observation of THz-mode beating fluctuations produced by the mode structure of a coupled-cavity NaCl:OH color center laser supports the model.

Authors:
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  1. (Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7048165
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30:3; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9197
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SOLID STATE LASERS; MODE LOCKING; LASER CAVITIES; LASER MATERIALS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; SODIUM CHLORIDES; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; LASERS; MATERIALS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Lobad, A.I., Rodney, P.J., Mehta, S.M., Tousley, B.C., and Fauchet, P.M. The starting mechanism in coupled-cavity mode-locked laser systems. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1109/3.286173.
Lobad, A.I., Rodney, P.J., Mehta, S.M., Tousley, B.C., & Fauchet, P.M. The starting mechanism in coupled-cavity mode-locked laser systems. United States. doi:10.1109/3.286173.
Lobad, A.I., Rodney, P.J., Mehta, S.M., Tousley, B.C., and Fauchet, P.M. Tue . "The starting mechanism in coupled-cavity mode-locked laser systems". United States. doi:10.1109/3.286173.
@article{osti_7048165,
title = {The starting mechanism in coupled-cavity mode-locked laser systems},
author = {Lobad, A.I. and Rodney, P.J. and Mehta, S.M. and Tousley, B.C. and Fauchet, P.M.},
abstractNote = {The authors present what they believe to be the starting mechanism in coupled-cavity additive pulse mode-locked (APM) laser systems. The etalon effect of the coupled cavity forces the main cavity to lase at two separate frequencies, thus producing short and strong mode beating noise bursts that can overcome dynamic gain saturation in large emission cross-section gain media. As a result, self-starting is possible for the NaCl:OH coupled-cavity color center laser. The dependence of the etalon effect on the cavity length detuning and its role in the dynamics of the APM process and in self-stabilized picosecond coupled-cavity lasers are discussed. The experimental observation of THz-mode beating fluctuations produced by the mode structure of a coupled-cavity NaCl:OH color center laser supports the model.},
doi = {10.1109/3.286173},
journal = {IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)},
issn = {0018-9197},
number = ,
volume = 30:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}