Mode-locking intracavity dynamics:modeling nonlinear power and energy fluctuations

Bale, Brandon G. and Kutz, J. Nathan (2010). Mode-locking intracavity dynamics:modeling nonlinear power and energy fluctuations. IAENG International Journal of Applied Mathematics, 40 (3),

Abstract

Modern high-power, pulsed lasers are driven by strong intracavity fluctuations. Critical in driving the intracavity dynamics is the nontrivial phase profiles generated and their periodic modification from either nonlinear mode-coupling, spectral filtering or dispersion management. Understanding the theoretical origins of the intracavity fluctuations helps guide the design, optimization and construction of efficient, high-power and high-energy pulsed laser cavities. Three specific mode-locking component are presented for enhancing laser energy: waveguide arrays, spectral filtering and dispersion management. Each component drives a strong intracavity dynamics that is captured through various modeling and analytic techniques.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
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Uncontrolled Keywords: modelocked lasers,spectral filtering,waveguide arrays,Applied Mathematics
Published Date: 2010

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