Abstract

Self-focusing in conjunction with an intracavity aperture creates a power-dependent amplitude modulation in laser oscillators, which allows passive mode locking. A simple analytical formalism yields closed-form expressions for the depth of passive amplitude modulation introduced by either the spatial gain profile or a hard aperture inserted in the resonator. Design issues for this mode-locking technique are discussed.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

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Wojciech Nasalski, "Aberrationless effects of nonlinear propagation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1736-1747 (1996)
https://www.osapublishing.org/josab/abstract.cfm?uri=josab-13-8-1736

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