Similariton laser oscillators support much higher pulse energies. Despite experimental and numerical studies, there is no analytic theory to date. We present a semi-analytic theory based on the variational approach and a novel trial function.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
C. Jirauschek and F. Ö. Ilday, "Theory of the Self-Similar Laser Oscillator," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWB65.