Basics of Mode-Locking

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This chapter is devoted to the theoretical basics underlying the mode-locking of an oscillator. Section 2.1 intuitively describes the concept of locking the oscillator modes and the different regimes of ultrashort pulse formation. Section 2.2 shows the role of different effects on pulse and generation. Specifically, the basics of soliton mode-locking and some important equations are formulated. Section 2.3 introduces the basic idea of pulse formation in the positive dispersion regime and advantages. Mode-locking instabilities are analyzed in Sect. 2.4 and a short summary finalizes this chapter.


Saturable Absorber Ultrashort Pulse Soliton Pulse Negative Dispersion Group Delay Dispersion 
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  1. 1.PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)GarchingGermany

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