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

Brandon Bale, J. Nathan Kutzb

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Abstract

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
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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Laser resonators
Fiber Laser
Fiber lasers
laser cavities
fiber lasers
Laser pulses
Cavity
Filtering
pulses
Laser mode locking
Laser
cavities
Laser modes
locking
Variational Model
Mode-locking
Modes of Operation
Quintic
Reduced Model
saturation

Keywords

  • Fiber lasers
  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Spectral filtering

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Bale, B., & Kutzb, J. N. (2009). Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009 (Vol. 7386). [73860N] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837782
Bale, Brandon ; Kutzb, J. Nathan. / Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386 SPIE, 2009.
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Bale, B & Kutzb, JN 2009, Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. vol. 7386, 73860N, SPIE, Photonics North 2009, Laval, QC, United Kingdom, 24/05/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837782

Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers. / Bale, Brandon; Kutzb, J. Nathan.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386 SPIE, 2009. 73860N.

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Bale B, Kutzb JN. Spectral filtering highly-chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Photonics North 2009. Vol. 7386. SPIE. 2009. 73860N https://doi.org/10.1117/12.837782