Accession Number:

ADA482202

Title:

Quantitative Measurement of Timing and Phase Dynamics in a Mode-Locked Laser

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY BOULDER CO

Report Date:

2007-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

We present results of an experimental study of the timing and phase dynamics in a mode-locked Tisapphire laser. By measuring the response of two widely spaced comb lines to a sinusoidal modulation of the pump power, we determine quantitatively the response of both the central pulse time and the phase. Because of the distinct response of the pulse energy, central frequency, and gain to the modulation, we are able to distinguish their contributions to the timing and phase dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE