Limits to Pulse Advance and Delay in Actively Modelocked Lasers

  • R. S. Putnam
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)


The time domain approach to modeling modelocked lasers involves following a pulse around the cavity, recording the gain, loss, pulse broadening, pulse shortening and pulse delay, and finding a pulse shape that will reproduce itself after one complete roundtrip [1–3]. Such a self-consistent solution does not automatically guarantee stability against noise nor against second order effects which are ignored but may accumulate anomalously.


Laser Pulse Pump Pulse Cavity Length Autocorrelation Trace Loss Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Putnam
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Research Laboratory of ElectronicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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