mode-locked laser

mode-locked laser

[′mōd ‚läkt ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A laser designed so that several modes of oscillation with closely spaced wavelengths, in which the laser would normally oscillate, are synchronized so that a pulse of light, lasting for as little as a picosecond, is generated.
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Huber, "Megahertz OCT for ultrawide-field retinal imaging with a 1050 nm Fourier domain mode-locked laser," Optics Express, vol.
The microring comb generator may serve as a competing technology to a special type of laser called a mode-locked laser, which generates many frequencies and short pulses.
Bidirectional 2.5-Gb/s WDM PON Using FP-LDs Wavelength-Locked by a Multiple Wavelength Seeding Source Based on a Mode-Locked Laser // IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 2010.--Vol.
The repetition frequency ([f.sub.rep]) of the mode-locked laser is normally phase locked to a multiple of the frequency of a GPS disciplined rubidium oscillator (GPSDO) (11).
It simultaneously measures temporal, spectral, and spatial characteristics of ultrafast mode-locked laser pulses.
The visible green light is pumped into a titanium sapphire mode-locked laser, which produces ultra-short pulses of radiation in the near-infrared range.
Here, a mode-locked laser generates femtosecond pulses of red photons (700 nm) to excite a UV dye.
To understand the characteristics of the mode-locked laser gain segment, an understanding of the gain modulation and saturable absorber segments is needed.
Contract Notice: School of Physics & Astronomy require a Mode-Locked Laser for their Masters / Doctoral level teaching laboratories to carry out experiments in non-linear optics and spectroscopy.
An immediate advantage of the harmonically mode-locked laser is that their repetition rate could be many times the cavity fundamental repetition rate; thus high repetition rate pulses could be obtained [8].
A passive-star architecture has been implemented that uses a 110 MHz repetition rate, mode-locked laser with external modulators to generate the baseband data and operates at a multiplexed data rate of 5 Gbit/s to support up to 50 user channels.