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Optimizing waveguide array mode-locking for high-power fiber lasers
Author(s): Brandon G. Bale; J. Nathan Kutz; Bjorn Sandstede
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Paper Abstract

A comprehensive theoretical treatment is given of the mode-locking dynamics produced by the intensity discrimination (saturable absorption) generated by the nonlinear mode-coupling in a waveguide array. Emphasis is placed on the mode-locking stability as a function of the critical physical parameters in the laser cavity. The theoretical characterization of the laser cavity's stability and dynamics allows for a comprehensive optimization of the laser cavity parameters towards achieving high peak-power, high-energy pulses in both the anomalous and normal dispersion regimes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 73862W (5 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837785
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Brandon G. Bale, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Nathan Kutz, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Bjorn Sandstede, Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7386:
Photonics North 2009

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