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  • adj. Describing a laser in which several modes of oscillation are synchronized so as to generate a strong, short pulse of light


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  • Fellow Allister Fergusson we used the comb of regularly spaced longitudinal modes of a mode-locked sub-picosecond dye laser to measure some fine structure intervals of atomic sodium.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • In a proof-of-principle experiment in the fall of 1998, we used a commercial mode-locked femtosecond laser with a comb spanning 70 THz to compare the frequency of a blue dye laser directly with the microwave frequency of a commercial cesium atomic clock in our own laboratory.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • We create this frequency comb by means of a mode-locked laser that emits a train of very short pulses of light.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2005

  • Advanced control of the newly-developed and proprietarily-constructed GaN-based mode-locked semiconductor laser and semiconductor optical amplifier have enabled peak output power in excess of 100 watts to be achieved, which is more than a hundred times the world's highest output value for conventional blue-violet pulse semiconductor lasers. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The spectrum of pulse trains from a mode-locked laser consists of a sequence of optical frequencies that are evenly spaced.

    D Mag - News

  • Experimental photolytic treatment of the lens in vitro was performed using a mode-locked Ti: Sapphire laser (Mira 900, Coherent) and a regenerative amplifier (RegA, Coherent).

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  • Here, use of atomic layer graphene as saturable absorber in a mode-locked fiber laser for the generation of ultrashort soliton pulses (756 fs) at the telecommunication band is demonstrated.

    Next Big Future

  • (Aug. 22, 2007) - Researchers have announced they have built the world's first mode-locked silicon evanescent laser, a significant step toward combining lasers and other key optical components with the existing ...


  • Relying on mode-locked (pulsed) laser illumination to produce sufficient photon density at the focal point, two-photon excitation occurs only in the focal plane.


  • - The self mode-locked Ti: sapphire pulsed laser is currently one of the preferred laser excitation sources in a majority of multiphoton fluorescence microscopy investigations.



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