Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers

Brandon G. Bale, J. Nathan Kutz, Bjorn Sandstede

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Abstract

A comprehensive theoretical treatment is given of the mode-locking dynamics produced by the intensity discrimination (saturable absorption) generated by the nonlinear mode-coupling in a waveguide array. Emphasis is placed on the mode-locking stability as a function of the critical physical parameters in the laser cavity. The theoretical characterization of the laser cavity's stability and dynamics allows for a comprehensive optimization of the laser cavity parameters towards achieving high peak-power, high-energy pulses in both the anomalous and normal dispersion regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationPhotonics North 2009
PublisherSPIE
Volume7386
ISBN (Print)9780819476685
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2009
EventPhotonics North 2009 - Laval, QC, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 May 200927 May 2009

Conference

ConferencePhotonics North 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLaval, QC
Period24/05/0927/05/09

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Mode-locking
Laser mode locking
High Power Laser
Laser resonators
High power lasers
Fiber Laser
Fiber lasers
laser cavities
high power lasers
locking
fiber lasers
Waveguide
Cavity
Waveguides
Laser
waveguides
Mode Coupling
coupled modes
Anomalous
Discrimination

Keywords

  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Waveguide arrays

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Bale, B. G., Kutz, J. N., & Sandstede, B. (2009). Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009 (Vol. 7386). [73862W] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837785
Bale, Brandon G. ; Kutz, J. Nathan ; Sandstede, Bjorn. / Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386 SPIE, 2009.
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Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers. / Bale, Brandon G.; Kutz, J. Nathan; Sandstede, Bjorn.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386 SPIE, 2009. 73862W.

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Bale BG, Kutz JN, Sandstede B. Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386. SPIE. 2009. 73862W https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837785