14 August 1997 Generation of ultrashort pulses in short-gain-duration lasers by fast mode-locking
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Proceedings Volume 3186, Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280528
Event: Laser Technology V, 1996, Szczecin, Poland
Abstract
A novel, efficient method for generation of ultrashort pulses in short-gain-duration lasers is described and investigated numerically. The method employs fast mode locking accomplished by means of an electro-optic deflector. The possibilities of the method are demonstrated taking XeCl and KrF excimer lasers as an example. It is proved that, in contradistinction to conventional active mode locking (e.g., with an acousto-optic modulator), even at the gain duration as short as 50 - 100 ns, it is possible to obtain pulses shorter than 10-11 s with this method using a sine-wave driven electro-optic deflector.
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Jan Badziak, S. Jablonski, "Generation of ultrashort pulses in short-gain-duration lasers by fast mode-locking", Proc. SPIE 3186, Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends, (14 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280528; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.280528
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Mode locking

Ultrafast phenomena

Electro optics

Bragg cells

Excimer lasers

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