Intracavity dynamics in high-power mode-locked fiber lasers

Brandon Bale, Sonia A. Boscolo, J. Nathan Kutz, Sergei K. Turitsyn

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Abstract

A theoretical model is developed which characterizes the intracavity pulse evolutions in high-power fiber lasers. It is shown that experimentally observed dynamics of the key pulse parameters can be described by a reduced model of ordinary differential equations. Critical in driving the intracavity dynamics is the amplitude and phase modulations generated by the discrete elements in the laser. The theory gives a simple geometrical description of the intracavity dynamics and possible operation modes of the laser cavity. Furthermore, it provides a simple and efficient method for optimizing the performance of complex multiparametric laser systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033828
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2010

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Keywords

  • intracavity pulse evolutions
  • high-power fiber lasers
  • key pulse parameters
  • reduced model of ordinary differential equations
  • intracavity dynamics
  • multiparametric laser systems

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In: Physical Review A, Vol. 81, No. 3, 033828, 16.03.2010.

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