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

Keywords

  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Waveguide arrays

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