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Short laser pulses generation by moving-mirror method.

by Kwok Chi Wing. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993. / Includes bibliographical references. / Abstract / Acknowledgements / Chapter 1. --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 2. --- Basic Concepts of Lasers and Simple Survey of Laser Theories --- p.4 / Chapter 2.1 --- Introduction --- p.4 / Chapter 2.1.1 --- Basic Structure of a Laser --- p.4 / Chapter 2.1.2 --- "Concepts of "" Mode"" arid "" Mode-Locking""" --- p.6 / Chapter 2.2 --- Brief Review of Laser Theories --- p.9 / Chapter 2.3 --- Other Simple Models --- p.12 / Chapter 2.4 --- Review of the Maxwell-Bloch Equations --- p.17 / Chapter 2.4.1 --- Derivation of Maxwell-Bloch Equations --- p.17 / Chapter 2.4.2 --- Continuous-Wave Operation --- p.23 / Chapter 2.4.3 --- Mean-Field Approximation and Lorenz-Haken Instability --- p.24 / Chapter 2.4.4 --- Adiabatic Elimination of Fast Variables --- p.26 / Chapter 2.4.5 --- Thin-Sheet-Gain Approximation for Multimode Lasers --- p.30 / Chapter 2.4.6 --- Self-Mode-Locking Predicted by Using Maxwell-Bloch Equations --- p.33 / Chapter 2.4.7 --- Hysteresis Phenomena in Switching the Cavity Detuning --- p.35 / Chapter 3. --- "Moving-Mirror ""Mode-Locking""" --- p.41 / Chapter 3.1 --- Conventional Laser Mode-Locking --- p.41 / Chapter 3.1.1 --- Preliminaries: What is Mode-Locking (Conventional) ? --- p.41 / Chapter 3.1.2 --- Active Mode-Locking and Passive Mode-Locking --- p.43 / Chapter 3.1.3 --- Spectra of Conventional Mode-Locked Lasers --- p.49 / Chapter 3.2 --- Moving-Mirror Mode-Locking --- p.50 / Chapter 3.2.1 --- Historical Notes --- p.50 / Chapter 3.2.2 --- Previously Proposed Explanations --- p.54 / Chapter 3.3 --- MMML Mechanism: our Proposal --- p.59 / Chapter 3.3.1 --- Relation between MMML Lasers and FSFC Lasers --- p.60 / Chapter 3.3.2 --- Concept of Moving Modes --- p.62 / Chapter 3.3.3 --- How are the Moving Modes Locked ? --- p.64 / Chapter 3.4 --- Numerical Simulations ´ؤ Method and Results --- p.68 / Chapter 3.4.1 --- Description of Our Numerical Model --- p.68 / Chapter 3.4.2 --- Tests on the Simulation Method --- p.71 / Chapter 3.4.3 --- Ultrashort Pulses Generation of a MMML Laser --- p.73 / Chapter 3.4.4 --- Modulation of the Pulses --- p.74 / Chapter 3.4.5 --- Broadband or Discrete Spectra ? --- p.75 / Chapter 3.4.6 --- Different Operation Regimes in MMML Lasers --- p.79 / Chapter 3.4.7 --- Why Period-T/2 Pulses --- p.84 / Chapter 3.4.8 --- Auto-Correlation Function of the Electric Field --- p.86 / Chapter 3.4.9 --- FSFC Laser with Injection Signal --- p.87 / Chapter 3.4.10 --- MMML in Class C Laser: d = 1.0 --- p.88 / Chapter 3.4.11 --- Exciting the Relaxation Oscillation Resonance --- p.89 / Chapter 4. --- Discussion and Conclusion --- p.92 / Chapter 4.1 --- Limitation of (Conventional) Thin-Sheet-Gain Approximation --- p.92 / Chapter 4.1.1 --- Problem with the Conventional Thin -Sheet-Gain Approximation --- p.92 / Chapter 4.1.2 --- Modified Thin-Sheet-Gain Approximation --- p.93 / Chapter 4.2 --- Concluding Remarks; Possibilities of Further Research --- p.97 / References and Notes / Appendix: Source Codes of the Fortran Program

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:cuhk.edu.hk/oai:cuhk-dr:cuhk_319172
Date January 1993
ContributorsKwok, Chi Wing., Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate School. Division of Physics.
PublisherChinese University of Hong Kong
Source SetsThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, bibliography
Formatprint, 101, 9 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
RightsUse of this resource is governed by the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International” License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

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