Third-order dispersion in femtosecond solid-state lasers can induce a resonant
transfer of energy from the mode-locked pulse into a dispersive background. The
presence of intensity-dependent self-amplitude modulation can compensate for
this loss. A condition for energy balance between these two effects is evaluated
and related to the stability of femtosecond pulse generation.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
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