All-optical pulse bursts generation from a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

Abstract

A novel method for the generation of bursts of optical pulses is proposed. It is shown analytically that a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror in single pass configuration can transform a low power input pulse into a burst consisting of pulses with individual energy up to tens of nJ. The burst features; number of pulses; and their peak power, energy, and duration can be tuned and controlled. Numerical simulations show robustness of the technique to presence of Raman scattering and that sub-picosecond pulse duration can be achieved. The latter highlights the relevance of the proposed pulse bursts generator for material processing and in medical applications involving optical ablation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.44.001734
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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: https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-44-7-1734. 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
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2019-04-01
Published Online Date: 2019-03-04
Accepted Date: 2019-03-01
Authors: Perego, Auro M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5211-6513)

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