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Passive mode locking of solitons using a nonlinear twin-core fiber
Author(s): Rene-Jean Essiambre; Real Vallee
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Paper Abstract

We show that mode-locking based on the formation of a fundamental soliton can be accomplished with a nonlinear twin-core fiber added to a homogeneously broadened gain medium within a laser cavity. The transient state towards equilibrium in such a device is characterized by an increase in the spectrum width of the pulse until a steady-state value is reached which is exceeding the gain bandwidth. At steady-state, the linear coupling properties of the twin-core fiber is continuously allowing for the radiated power from the perturbed soliton to exit the laser cavity. The corresponding energy gain per round trip eventually becomes a small perturbation to the soliton which recovers its shape and phase profile within each round trip.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165644
Show Author Affiliations
Rene-Jean Essiambre, COPL/Univ. Laval (United States)
Real Vallee, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications

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