Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers

Bale, Brandon G., Boscolo, Sonia and Turitsyn, Sergei K. (2009). Dispersion and nonlinearity-management in mode-locked fibre lasers. IN: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - European Quantum Electronics Conference 2009 (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009). Conference publications . IEEE.

Abstract

In this work we extend theory of dispersion-managed (DM) solitons to dissipative systems with the main focus on applications in mode-locked lasers. In general, pulses in mode-locked fibre lasers experience both nonlinear and dispersion management per cavity round trip. In stretched-pulse lasers, this concept was utilized to obtain high energy pulses. Here we model the pulse propagation in a mode-locked fibre laser with a distributed nonlinear and DM Ginzburg-Landau type equation. We extend existing results on DM solitons and investigate the impact on soliton properties of dissipative perturbations that occur due to the effects of gain amplification, saturable absorption, and loss. In conclusion, in contrast to standard DM solitons in Hamiltonian systems, dissipative DM solitons do exist at high map strengths, thus opening a way for the generation of stable, short pulses with high energy.

Event Title: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009.
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Munich
Event Dates: 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Delta modulation, fiber lasers, solitons, pulse amplifiers, optical pulses, optical propagation, optical fiber theory, laser theory, laser mode locking, laser applications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4079-5
Published Date: 2009-08-07
Authors: Bale, Brandon G.
Boscolo, Sonia
Turitsyn, Sergei K.

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