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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
September 16, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-846-2
Complex Light Fields (FWC)

Adaptation to the Edge of Chaos in a Self-Starting Soft-Aperture Kerr-Lens Mode-Locked Laser

Wen-Feng Hsieh, Chih-Chang Hsu, and Ja-Hong Lin


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We experimentally and numerically demonstrate that the Kerr coefficient acts as a slow-varying control parameter for self-starting Kerr-lens mode-locking lasers that suppresses the chaotic state after transient relaxation to a stable mode-locking state.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

W. Hsieh, C. Hsu, and J. Lin, "Adaptation to the Edge of Chaos in a Self-Starting Soft-Aperture Kerr-Lens Mode-Locked Laser," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWC8.

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