Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Xenon lasers --Mathematical models, Ultrashort laser pulses -- Analysis
A theoretical model is reported for spontaneous mode locking in mixed-broadened laser oscillators. Experimental observations of this effect have been available for many years, but no rigorous interpretation has been given. Numerical calculations emphasize the case of a high-gain xenon laser, for which extensive experimental data have been published. Complex pulsation characteristics are observed as the cavity length and pumping rate are varied, and the theoretical results are in good agreement with the experimental data.
Pitak Chenkosol and Lee W. Casperson, "Spontaneous mode locking in mixed-broadened laser oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1199-1210 (2007).