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Theory of mode-locked lasers containing a reverse saturable absorber

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3 Author(s)
Harter, D.J. ; Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA ; Band, Yehuda B. ; Ippen, E.P.

An analytic solution is presented for mode-locking a laser using a saturable absorber and reverse saturable absorber with long relaxation times compared to the temporal pulse widths. A reverse saturable absorber is a material with an excited-state absorption cross section larger than the ground-state absorption cross section, where increasing the incident light intensity increases the absorption. The reverse saturable absorber plays an important role in mode-locking laser materials where individual pulses cannot saturate the gain. A numerical example of mode-locking a CW alexandrite laser with a reverse saturable absorber and a saturable absorber is presented.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 8 )