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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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
Number of pages4
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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