Quantitative Measurement of Timing and Phase Dynamics in a Mode-Locked Laser
NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY BOULDER CO
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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.
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