Mode-locking in ultrafast optics is an important subject because this is how the short pulses are obtained from an oscillator! As it turns out though, a lot of smart people over many years have all made their contributions on the best method to mode-lock, so we have a lot to learn about the types of mode-locking available to us.
Table of Contents:
- Active Mode-Locking
- Passive Mode-Locking: Saturable Absorbers
- Passive Mode-Locking: Optical Kerr Effect
- Mode Locking Effects in Fiber Lasers
- Few-Cycle Mode-Locking
- Mode-Locked Frequency Combs