, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 19–24 | Cite as

Theory of combined AM and high-harmonic FM mode locked laser



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.


Laser mode-locking picosecond pulse pulse compression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Communication EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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