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Design of double passive modulated mode‐locked lasers

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1 Author(s)
Martinez, O.E. ; CEILAP, CITEFA‐CONICET, Zufriategui y Varela, 1603 V. Martelli, Argentina

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A set of equations is obtained that allow the determination of the optimum values for the laser parameters in order to obtain perfect mode‐locking by double passive modulation. The double modulation consists of a fast saturable absorber and a passive loss proportional to the mean intensity in the cavity provided by a passively driven electro‐optic modulator. The stochastic nature of the emission of conventional passive modulated systems is eliminated if the correct values of the modulation parameters are chosen as predicted by the equations presented here. The predictions given by the equations were compared with previous numerical computations in order to check the validity of certain approximations used. Experimental results obtained confirm the predictions given by said equations.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 2 )