Experimental and Theoretical Studies on Colliding Pulse Mode Locking

Masayuki Yoshizawa, Takayoshi Kobayashi

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Experimental and theoretical studies on colliding-pulse mode locking (CPM) are presented. The equations of the theoretical model take into account all the orders in pulse energies and the results are calculated numerically. It is shown that the CPM laser has an asymmetric pulse shape which can be approximately expressed in terms of the “asymmetric hyperbolic secant” function, [exp (-t/T1)+ exp (t/T2)]-2(T1 < T2)The experimental results on the pulse shape and pulse width of the CPM ring dye laser are compared to the numerical ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-803
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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