Mode-locking dynamics of synchronously pumped color-center lasers: Fabry-Pérot and ring geometries

W. Forysiak, J. V. Moloney

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Numerical simulations of mode locking in synchronously pumped KCl:Tl0(1) and LiF:F2+ color-center lasers in Fabry-Pérot and ring configurations are presented. The presence of spontaneous-emission noise leads to large-scale fluctuations in the resulting pulses, and conditions for pulse optimization and stabilization are described. There exists a close correspondence between regimes of quasistationary and fluctuating pulses in the Fabry-Pérot and unidirectional ring lasers, with regimes of quasistationary, spontaneously unidirectional and stochastically driven, competitive, bidirectional pulsing in the bidirectional lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8110-8120
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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