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Dispersion phase-modulation bistability of passive mode-locked lasers
Author(s): Fedor M. Mitschke; A. K. Komarov; Konstantin P. Komarov
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Paper Abstract

Novel mechanisms resulting in generation bistability of passive mode-locked lasers is predicted. It is shown by numerical simulation that after transient evolution either stationary single pulse operation or operation in which the whole laser cavity is filled with the generated radiation can be realized depending on the initial conditions. This bistability is connected with the phase-modulation instability of passive mode-locking in circumstances where the spectral gain-loss profile has a complicated from. The complicated profile can be related to a spectral selectivity of parasitic losses or to a spectral selectivity of parasitic losses or to a spectral inhomogeneity of an active medium amplification. The assumed manifestations of this mechanism in actual experimental systems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4751, ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475950
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Fedor M. Mitschke, Univ. Rostock (Germany)
A. K. Komarov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry/Siberian Branch (Russia)
Konstantin P. Komarov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry/Siberian Branch (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4751:
ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems

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