The critical role of intracavity dynamics in high-power mode-locked fiber lasers

Brandon G. Bale, J. Nathan Kutz

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Abstract

We present a theoretical description of the generation of ultra-short, high-energy pulses in two laser cavities driven by periodic spectral filtering or dispersion management. Critical in driving the intra-cavity dynamics is the nontrivial phase profiles generated and their periodic modification from either spectral filtering or dispersion management. For laser cavities with a spectral filter, the theory gives a simple geometrical description of the intra-cavity dynamics and provides a simple and efficient method for optimizing the laser cavity performance. In the dispersion managed cavity, analysis shows the generated self-similar behavior to be governed by the porous media equation with a rapidly-varying, mean-zero diffusion coefficient whose solution is the well-known Barenblatt similarity solution with parabolic profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
EditorsKanishka Tankala
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-7976-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2010
EventFiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7580
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Conference

ConferenceFiber Lasers VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period25/01/1028/01/10

Bibliographical note

Brandon G. Bale and J. Nathan Kutz, "The critical role of intracavity dynamics in high-power mode-locked fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 75800W (February 17, 2010).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.840536

Keywords

  • dispersion management
  • high-power lasers
  • mode-locked lasers

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference publication

    Characterizing the transition dynamics for multi-pulsing in mode-locked lasers

    Bale, B. G., Kieu, K., Wise, F. & Kutz, J. N., 17 Feb 2010, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Tankala, K. (ed.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 8 p. 75801Z. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 7580).

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  • Different generation regimes of mode-locked all-positive-dispersion all-fiber Yb laser

    Kobtsev, S., Kukarin, S., Smirnov, S., Turitsyn, S. & Latkin, A., 23 Jan 2010, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications. Tankala, K. (ed.). Bellingham, WA (US): SPIE, 9 p. 758028. (SPIE Proceedings; vol. 7580).

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    Bale, B. G., & Kutz, J. N. (2010). The critical role of intracavity dynamics in high-power mode-locked fiber lasers. In K. Tankala (Ed.), Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications [75800W] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 7580). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840536