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Energy enhancements in mode-locked laser cavities using multi-mode fiber lasers
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Paper Abstract

The averaged mode-locking dynamics in a multi-mode fiber is studied. The transverse mode structures of the electric field are determined from a linear eigenvalue problem, and the co-propagation of the corresponding mode envelopes is governed by a system of coupled Ginzburg-Landau equations (CGLEs) which accounts explicitly for bandwidth-limited saturable gain as well as saturable absorption. Simulations show that stable and robust modelocked pulses with high energy can be produced. The maximum pulse energy is simulated as a function of the linear coupling and coiling loss. The present work provides for an excellent tool for characterizing mode-locking performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 758022 (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840778
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Edwin Ding, Univ. of Washington (United States)
J. Nathan Kutz, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7580:
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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