This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
Ultrashort laser pulses, Semiconductor lasers -- Applications
A formalism is derived for analyzing the spectral and temporal properties of gain-switched lasers. The development of the longitudinal mode structure from spontaneous emission, limiting linewidths, and over-all spectral characteristics are considered in detail; and applications are discussed.
Lee W. Casperson, "Output Properties of Short-Pulse Gain-Switched Lasers," Appl. Opt. 14, 299-305 (1975).