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Object-oriented numerical simulation of a passively modelocked fiber laser
Author(s): Abdullah S. Karar; Alan L. Steele; Tom Smy
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Paper Abstract

We report on an object-oriented based simulation of a passively modelocked fiber laser containing a long period fiber grating. Object oriented concepts, such as polymorphism, encapsulation, operator overload and delegation can be used effciently to implement extendable and reusable C++ code for scientific computing. It was found that decreasing the level of encapsulation reduces the computational time. The numerical model is based on the normalized complex Ginzburg-Landau equation and the nonlinear coupled mode equations of the grating. The modelocked pulse energy was found to exhibit a wide range of nonlinear dynamics. To accurately capture these dynamics highly robust and numerically stable variations of the split step Fourier method were implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 679638 (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779071
Show Author Affiliations
Abdullah S. Karar, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Alan L. Steele, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Tom Smy, Carleton Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007
John Armitage, Editor(s)

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