Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers

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Abstract

In this work we extend theory of dispersion-managed (DM) solitons to dissipative systems with the main focus on applications in mode-locked lasers. In general, pulses in mode-locked fibre lasers experience both nonlinear and dispersion management per cavity round trip. In stretched-pulse lasers, this concept was utilized to obtain high energy pulses. Here we model the pulse propagation in a mode-locked fibre laser with a distributed nonlinear and DM Ginzburg-Landau type equation. We extend existing results on DM solitons and investigate the impact on soliton properties of dissipative perturbations that occur due to the effects of gain amplification, saturable absorption, and loss. In conclusion, in contrast to standard DM solitons in Hamiltonian systems, dissipative DM solitons do exist at high map strengths, thus opening a way for the generation of stable, short pulses with high energy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-4080-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4079-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2009
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameConference publications
PublisherIEEE

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09

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Mode-locked fiber lasers
fiber lasers
Solitons
nonlinearity
solitary waves
Laser pulses
pulses
Hamiltonians
Laser modes
lasers
Amplification
perturbation
cavities
propagation
energy
Lasers

Keywords

  • Delta modulation
  • fiber lasers
  • solitons
  • pulse amplifiers
  • optical pulses
  • optical propagation
  • optical fiber theory
  • laser theory
  • laser mode locking
  • laser applications

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Bale, B. G., Boscolo, S., & Turitsyn, S. K. (2009). Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009) (Conference publications). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5192842
Bale, Brandon G. ; Boscolo, Sonia ; Turitsyn, Sergei K. / Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). IEEE, 2009. (Conference publications).
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Bale, BG, Boscolo, S & Turitsyn, SK 2009, Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). Conference publications, IEEE, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009, Munich, Germany, 14/06/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5192842

Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. / Bale, Brandon G.; Boscolo, Sonia; Turitsyn, Sergei K.

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). IEEE, 2009. (Conference publications).

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Bale BG, Boscolo S, Turitsyn SK. Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). IEEE. 2009. (Conference publications). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5192842