Amplifier similariton fiber laser with nonlinear spectral compression


We propose a new concept of a fiber laser architecture supporting self-similar pulse evolution in the amplifier and nonlinear spectral pulse compression in the passive fiber. The latter process allows for transform-limited picosecond pulse generation, and improves the laser’s power efficiency by preventing strong spectral filtering from being highly dissipative. Aside from laser technology, the proposed scheme opens new possibilities for studying nonlinear dynamical processes. As an example, we demonstrate a clear period-doubling route to chaos in such a nonlinear laser system.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1539-4794
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 12:57
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2012-11-01
Authors: Boscolo, Sonia (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Turitsyn, Sergei (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Finot, Christophe



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