Theory of combined AM and high-harmonic FM mode locked laser
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- Ramamurthi, A.V. & Reddy, K.P.J. Pramana - J Phys (1999) 52: 19. doi:10.1007/BF02827598
Closed form solutions for a simultaneously AM and high-harmonic FM mode locked laser system is presented. Analytical expressions for the pulsewidth and pulsewidth-bandwidth products are derived in terms of the system parameters. The analysis predicts production of 17 ps duration pulses in a Nd:YAG laser mode locked with AM and FM modulators driven at 80 MHz and 1.76 GHz for 1 W modulator input power. The predicted values of the pulsewidth-bandwidth product lie between the values corresponding to the pure AM and FM mode locking values.