Abstract

We analyze self-starting in additive-pulse mode-locked lasers and find that dynamic gain saturation can play a determining role. A simple condition for self-starting is presented for comparison with experiments on different laser systems.

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[Crossref]

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H. A. Haus, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 3049 (1975).
[Crossref]

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[Crossref]

1972 (1)

G. H. C. New, Opt. Commun. 6, 188 (1972).
[Crossref]

Blow, K. J.

Crust, D. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Goodberlet, J.

Grant, R. S.

Hall, K. L.

Haus, H.

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[Crossref]

Haus, H. A.

Ippen, E. P.

Kean, P. N.

Langford, N.

Liu, L. Y.

Mark, J.

Mitschke, F. M.

F. M. Mitschke, L. F. Mollenauer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 2242 (1986).
[Crossref]

Mollenauer, L. F.

Moulton, P. F.

Nelson, B. P.

New, G. H. C.

G. H. C. New, Opt. Commun. 6, 188 (1972).
[Crossref]

Pinto, J. F.

Pollock, C. R.

Schulz, P. A.

Sibbett, W.

Stolen, R. H.

Szeto, L.

Vieira, N. D.

Wang, J.

Wood, D.

Yakymyshyn, C. P.

Zhu, X.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dynamic pulse gain achieved by APM without gain saturation (σ = 0; middle plot) and with gain saturation (bottom plot). The shaded areas indicate regions of net instantaneous gain resulting from the difference between the APM response (solid curves) and the response of the gain medium (dashed curves). The top plot shows the assumed intensity perturbation.

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Δ g = κ s ( t ) ,
Δ g = σ g t s ( t ) d t ,
κ s 2 ( t ) d t σ g s ( t ) t s ( t ) d t d t > 0 ,
κ / g > σ { [ s ( t ) d t ] 2 s 2 ( t ) d t } .
[ s ( t ) d t ] 2 s 2 ( t ) d t
κ / g > β σ τ p ,

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