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  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 2002),
  • paper CML7

Phase Transition Theory for Passive Mode Locking of Lasers

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Abstract

Passive Mode Locking (PML) is an intrinsically nonlinear effect. Its nonlinear core is a saturable absorber, which favors pulses, since it attenuates them the least. Nevertheless, pulsation is achieved only when optical power reaches a certain threshold, so that the absorbers’ nonlinearity is “felt” strongly enough. This suggests that there is a mechanism in the laser that opposes mode locking, which needs to be overcome.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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