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Modelocking
also called Additive-pulse mode locking and has one more synonym

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  1. Methods for producing mode-locking in a laser may be classified as either active or passive

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  2. Mode-locking is a technique in optics by which a laser can be made to produce pulses of light of extremely short duration, on the order of picoseconds (10-12s) or femtoseconds (10-15s)

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  3. The basis of the technique is to induce a fixed phase relationship between the modes of the laser's resonant cavity

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  4. The laser is then said to be phase-locked or mode-locked. Interference between these modes causes the laser light to be produced as a train of pulses

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  5. Depending on the properties of the laser, these pulses may be of extremely brief duration, as short as a few femtoseconds

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