New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers

Sonia Boscolo, Christophe Finot, Sergei Turitsyn

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Mode-locked fiber lasers provide convenient and reproducible experimental settings for the study of a variety of nonlinear dynamical processes. The complex interplay among the effects of gain/loss, dispersion and nonlinearity in a fiber cavity can be used to shape the pulses and manipulate and control the light dynamics and, hence, lead to different mode-locking regimes. Major steps forward in pulse energy and peak power performance of passively mode-locked fiber lasers have been made with the recent discovery of new nonlinear regimes of pulse generation, namely, dissipative solitons in all-normal-dispersion cavities and parabolic self-similar pulses (similaritons) in passive and active fibers. Despite substantial research in this field, qualitatively new phenomena are still being discovered.
In this talk, we review recent progress in the research on nonlinear mechanisms of pulse generation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers. These include similariton mode-locking, a mode-locking regime featuring pulses with a triangular distribution of the intensity, and spectral compression arising from nonlinear pulse propagation. We also report on the possibility of achieving various regimes of advanced temporal waveform generation in a mode-locked fiber laser by inclusion of a spectral filter into the laser cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages97
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Event9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory - Athens (GA), United States
Duration: 1 Apr 20154 Apr 2015

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Conference9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory
Abbreviated titleWaves2015
CountryUnited States
CityAthens (GA)
Period1/04/154/04/15

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Boscolo, S., Finot, C., & Turitsyn, S. (2015). New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers. 97. Abstract from 9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory, Athens (GA), United States.
Boscolo, Sonia ; Finot, Christophe ; Turitsyn, Sergei. / New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers. Abstract from 9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory, Athens (GA), United States.1 p.
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Boscolo, S, Finot, C & Turitsyn, S 2015, 'New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers' 9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory, Athens (GA), United States, 1/04/15 - 4/04/15, pp. 97.

New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers. / Boscolo, Sonia; Finot, Christophe; Turitsyn, Sergei.

2015. 97 Abstract from 9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory, Athens (GA), United States.

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Boscolo S, Finot C, Turitsyn S. New nonlinear regimes of pulse generation in mode- locked fiber lasers. 2015. Abstract from 9th IMACS international conference on nonlinear evolution equations and wave phenomena: computation and theory, Athens (GA), United States.