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Spectral filtering highly chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical description of the generation of ultra-short, high-energy pulses in an all-normal dispersion laser cavity with spectral filtering. A reduced variational model based upon the Haus master mode-locking equations with quintic saturation is shown to characterize the experimentally observed dynamics. Critical in driving the intra-cavity dynamics is the nontrivial phase profiles generated and their periodic modification from the spectral filter. The theory gives a simple geometrical description of the intra-cavity dynamics and possible operation modes of the laser cavity. Further, it provides a simple and efficient method for optimizing the laser cavity performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 73860N (4 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837782
Show Author Affiliations
Brandon G. Bale, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Nathan Kutz, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7386:
Photonics North 2009
Réal Vallée, Editor(s)

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