Pulse shaping in a laser with an irradiance-dependent cavity mirror

Heckenberg N.R., McDuff R. and Smith A.E. (1990) Pulse shaping in a laser with an irradiance-dependent cavity mirror. Journal of Modern Optics, 37 11: 1815-1824. doi:10.1080/09500349014552021


Author Heckenberg N.R.
McDuff R.
Smith A.E.
Title Pulse shaping in a laser with an irradiance-dependent cavity mirror
Journal name Journal of Modern Optics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1362-3044
Publication date 1990-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09500349014552021
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 11
Start page 1815
End page 1824
Total pages 10
Subject 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Abstract The effect of an irradiance-dependent cavity mirror on the shape of a laser pulse is considered in the context of the CO2 laser, using an InSb etalon as the mirror, with special reference to the production of square pulses. A dynamical instability is found experimentally, in numerical solutions of a rate equation model, and in a simplified stability analysis. This instability leads to a transient ringing, or even a train of short pulses rather than the more desirable long square pulse, unless the response time of the nonlinear mirror is very short.
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