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Phenomenon of self-tuning of optical solitons and its application to the femtosecond light generators
Author(s): Evgeny V. Vanin; Alexey I. Korytin; Sergei V. Titov; Alexander M. Sergeev
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Paper Abstract

A new method to describe the self-mode-locking process in femtosecond light generators is formulated based on stability and dynamics analysis for solitons in an equivalent continuous nonlinear medium. A novel type of dissipative optical solitons balanced due to the counteraction of gain nonlinearity and group velocity dispersion is predicted. These solitons feature the process of self-tuning of radiation spectra in the frequency domain towards the gain band edge or the frequency of zero-group-velocity dispersion. The effects of soliton interconversion and shortening to the minimum possible duration, which associate to the self- tuning phenomena, are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2116, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses, (16 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175877
Show Author Affiliations
Evgeny V. Vanin, Institute of Applied Physics (Sweden)
Alexey I. Korytin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Sergei V. Titov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander M. Sergeev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2116:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Rick P. Trebino; Ian A. Walmsley, Editor(s)

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