Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers

Brandon Bale, J. Nathan Kutzb

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


    We present a theoretical description of the generation of ultra-short, high-energy pulses in an all-normal dispersion laser cavity with spectral filtering. A reduced variational model based upon the Haus master mode-locking equations with quintic saturation is shown to characterize the experimentally observed dynamics. Critical in driving the intra-cavity dynamics is the nontrivial phase profiles generated and their periodic modification from the spectral filter. The theory gives a simple geometrical description of the intra-cavity dynamics and possible operation modes of the laser cavity. Further, it provides a simple and efficient method for optimizing the laser cavity performance.

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


    ConferencePhotonics North 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLaval, QC


    • Fiber lasers
    • Mode-locked lasers
    • Spectral filtering


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