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Modelling the Atomic Superfluorescent Mode-Locked Laser

  • P. D. Drummond
  • S. J. Carter
  • D. B. Hirst
  • J. M. Dudley
  • J. D. Harvey
Conference paper

Abstract

The superfluorescent mode-locked laser is a mode-locked laser operated inside a high-Q cavity. In this regime, the laser has properties similar to those of an infinite travelling wave swept-gain laser amplifier (SGLA), exhibiting superfluorescent behaviour at high gain to loss ratios. The known characteristics of this limit are the evolution of pulses with duration less than the inverse gain bandwidth, the appearance of coherent ringing on the trailing edge of the pulses and of macroscopic phase-wave fluctuations on the intensity envelope of the pulses1.

Keywords

Atomic Transition Noise Power Spectrum Coherent Ringing Atomic Inversion Optical Bloch Equation 
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References

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    F.A. Hopf and E.A. Overman, Phys. Rev. A19: 1180 (1979).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    J.D.Harvey, J.M.Dudley, D.B.Hirst, P.D.Drummond and F.Krausz, Coherent pulse propagation in mode-locked laser systems in: “Quantum Optics VI” Springer-Verlag Berlin (1994).Google Scholar
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    J.M.Dudley, J.D.Harvey and R.Leonhardt, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B10: 840 (1993).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Drummond
    • 1
  • S. J. Carter
    • 1
  • D. B. Hirst
    • 2
  • J. M. Dudley
    • 2
  • J. D. Harvey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWaikato UniversityHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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