2. Principles of Mode-Locking

  1. Andrew M. Weiner

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch2

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics

How to Cite

Weiner, A. M. (2009) Principles of Mode-Locking, in Ultrafast Optics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch2

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Glenn Boreman

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Central Florida, CREOL & FPCE, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471415398

Online ISBN: 9780470473467



  • principles of mode-locking;
  • Kerr lens mode-locking (KLM);
  • regenerative mode-locking, starting mechanism for solid-state lasers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Processes Involved in Mode-Locking

  • Active Mode-Locking

  • Passive Mode-Locking Using Saturable Absorbers

  • Solid-State Laser Mode-Locking Using the Optical Kerr Effect

  • Problems