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Stable, Chirped, Ultrashort Pulses in Lasers Using the Optical Kerr Effect

Comly, J. C. and Yariv, A. and Garmire, E. M. (1969) Stable, Chirped, Ultrashort Pulses in Lasers Using the Optical Kerr Effect. Applied Physics Letters, 15 (5). pp. 148-150. ISSN 0003-6951.

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A self‐consistent analysis of pulse propagation inside a laser cavity containing, in addition to an amplifying medium, some material displaying the optical Kerr effect, yields ultrashort pulses. These pulses become stable in the limit of high line‐center excess gain with the stabilization provided by an interplay between strong chirping in the Kerr medium and bandlimiting in the laser medium.

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Additional Information:© 1969 The American Institute of Physics. Received 9 June 1969; in final form 1 August 1969. Work supported jointly by the U.S. Army Research Office-Durham, and by the U.S. Air Force of Scientific Research.
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