Analysis of mode-locked internally frequency doubled broad-band continuous wave lasers
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- Kumar, H.K.T., Gowda, K.A. & Reddy, K.P.J. Pramana - J Phys (1995) 44: 237. doi:10.1007/BF02848476
Closed-form analysis of pulse evolution in the transient regime in an actively modelocked internally frequency doubled broad-band continuous wave laser is presented. The analysis enables investigation of the effect of nonlinear crystal inside the laser cavity on mode-locked pulse parameters at the fundamental frequency. It is shown that the presence of internal second harmonic crystal broadens the fundamental mode-locked pulse while accelerating the approach of the system to steady-state. The dependence of pulse parameters on the bandwidth of the tuning element, modulation depth of the active mode-locker and conversion efficiency of the frequency doubler is presented in detailed graphical form.