Mode Locking in a Ti:Sapphire Laser by Means of a Coherent Absorber

M. V. Arkhipov, R. M. Arkhipov, A. A. Shimko, I. Babushkin, N. N. Rosanov

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Abstract

The regime of passive mode locking in a Ti:sapphire laser with a coherent absorber resulting in the emission of pulses with a duration considerably shorter than the absorber relaxation times is demonstrated experimentally. A cell filled with rubidium vapor placed in the laser cavity serves as a coherent absorber. Mode locking arises when the laser oscillation frequency is tuned to the resonance transitions in rubidium. In our opinion, 2π pulses of self-induced transparency appear in the cavity, and the reported results represent the first experimental demonstration of passive mode locking caused by the effect of self-induced transparency, which has previously been discussed only theoretically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-637
JournalJETP Letters
Volume109
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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Arkhipov, M. V. ; Arkhipov, R. M. ; Shimko, A. A. ; Babushkin, I. ; Rosanov, N. N. / Mode Locking in a Ti:Sapphire Laser by Means of a Coherent Absorber. In: JETP Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 109, No. 10. pp. 634-637.
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In: JETP Letters, Vol. 109, No. 10, 01.05.2019, p. 634-637.

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