Ultrashort pulse generation in lasers by nonlinear pulse amplification and compression

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, Chao Lu

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Generation of ultrashort, transform-limited pulses in a laser resonator by means of nonlinear pulse amplification and compression is observed both numerically and experimentally; this constitutes another type of pulse shaping mechanism in the mode-locked lasers. It is shown that as a result of nonlinear pulse compression, mode-locked pulse with pulse width beyond the gain bandwidth limitation could be directly generated in a laser.
Original languageEnglish
Article number051102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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