21 February 2011 Energy enhancement in mode-locked lasers using sinusoidal transmission functions for saturable absorption
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A generalized master mode-locking model is presented to capture the periodic transmission created by a series of waveplates and polarizer in a mode-locked ring laser cavity, and the equation is referred to as the sinusoidal Ginzburg-Landau equation (SGLE). Numerical comparisons with the full dynamics show that the SGLE is able to capture the essential mode-locking behaviors including the multi-pulsing instability observed in the laser cavity and does not have the drawbacks of the conventional master mode-locking theory. The SGLE model supports high energy pulses that are not predicted by the master mode-locking theory, thus providing a platform for optimizing the laser performance.
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Edwin Ding, Edwin Ding, Eli Shlizerman, Eli Shlizerman, J. Nathan Kutz, J. Nathan Kutz, } "Energy enhancement in mode-locked lasers using sinusoidal transmission functions for saturable absorption", Proc. SPIE 7933, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX, 793323 (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873874; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.873874
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