Self-Induced Faraday Instability Laser

Abstract

We predict the onset of self-induced parametric or Faraday instabilities in a laser, spontaneously caused by the presence of pump depletion, which leads to a periodic gain landscape for light propagating in the cavity. As a result of the instability, continuous wave oscillation becomes unstable even in the normal dispersion regime of the cavity, and a periodic train of pulses with ultrahigh repetition rate is generated. Application to the case of Raman fiber lasers is described, in good quantitative agreement between our conceptual analysis and numerical modeling

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.213902
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Additional Information: © 2018 American Physical Society. Self-Induced Faraday Instability Laser. A. M. Perego, S. V. Smirnov, K. Staliunas, D. V. Churkin, and S. Wabnitz Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 213902 – Published 22 May 2018
Publication ISSN: 1079-7114
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Published Date: 2018-05-22
Accepted Date: 2018-05-21
Authors: Perego, A. M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5211-6513)
Smirnov, S. V.
Staliunas, K.
Churkin, D. V.
Wabnitz, S.

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