This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and by Tektronix, Inc.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Ultrashort laser pulses, Lasers -- Frequency characteristics
The output signal from a spontaneously pulsing laser must, by definition, consist of more than one frequency component. The experimental and theoretical study of the frequency components'associated with such a laser can provide valuable insights into the pulsation processes. The results of an investigation into the frequency characteristics of a spontaneously pulsing standing-wave laser are reported.
Lee W. Casperson, "Spontaneous coherent pulsations in standing-wave laser oscillators: frequency characteristics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 970-978 (1988).