Abstract

We study solid-state laser mode locking in the self-induced transparency regime of an intracavity absorber. Depending on the absorber dephasing, pulse energy, and resonator dispersion, we find stable coherent 2π -pulse operation, pulse splitting, oscillatory pulse shapes, and smooth transition to incoherent saturable-absorber mode locking.

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J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

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J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

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Schoenlein, R. W.

J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

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J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

Shank, C. V.

J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

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Tilsch, M.

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Tsuda, S.

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K. P. Komarov and V. D. Ugozhaev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 787 (1984).

Yamada, E.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yamada, and H. Kubota, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2625 (1991).

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H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 736 (1975).

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M. G. Benedict and E. D. Trifonov, Phys. Rev. A 38, 2854 (1988).

Phys. Rev. Lett.

S. L. McCall and E. Hahn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 18, 908 (1967).

M. Nakazawa, E. Yamada, and H. Kubota, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2625 (1991).

J. Y. Bigot, M. T. Portella, R. W. Schoenlein, J. E. Cunningham, and C. V. Shank, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 636 (1991); Th. Elsässer, J. Shah, L. Rota, and P. Lugli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 1757 (1991).

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