Pulse forming in an AM mode-locking hybrid TEA-CO2 laser

R.J.M. Bonnie, F.A. van Goor

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Abstract

We performed an experimental study on the pulse forming mechanism in an AM mode-locked hybrid TEA-CO2 laser by means of “injection mode-locking”. The results show that bandwidth limited pulses will only be reached within a small - critical - range of parameters. Furthermore, under some stringent conditions, the pulse-widths obtained become comparable to the non-hybrid case. We demonstrate also that the relation between the pulse-width and the modulation-depth is not different from a non-hybrid AM mode-locked TEA-CO2 laser.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)211-216
JournalOptics communications
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • IR-69741

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