OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 519–523

Soliton generation and picosecond collapse in solid-state lasers with semiconductor saturable absorbers

V. L. Kalashnikov, D. O. Krimer, and I. G. Poloyko  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 519-523 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.000519


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (146 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We study soliton generation, based on self-consistent field theory, in cw solid-state lasers with semiconductor saturable absorbers. Various soliton destabilizations, i.e., the switch from femtosecond to picosecond generation (picosecond collapse), an automodulation regime, breakdown of soliton generation, and hysteresis behavior, are predicted. It is shown that the third-order dispersion reduces the region in which the solitons exist and causes pulse oscillation and a strong frequency shift.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

Citation
V. L. Kalashnikov, D. O. Krimer, and I. G. Poloyko, "Soliton generation and picosecond collapse in solid-state lasers with semiconductor saturable absorbers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 519-523 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-4-519


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. H. Sutter, G. Steinmeyer, L. Gallmann, N. Matuschek, F. Morier-Genoud, and U. Keller, “Semiconductor saturable-absorber mirrors assisted Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser producing pulses in the two-cycle regime,” Opt. Lett. 24, 631–633 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. H. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, “Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086–2095 (1995). [CrossRef]
  3. U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kärtner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hönninger, N. Matuschek, and J. A. der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorbers mirrors (SESAM’s) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 435–451 (1996). [CrossRef]
  4. F. X. Kärtner, I. D. Jung, and U. Keller, “Soliton mode-locking with saturable absorbers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 540–555 (1996). [CrossRef]
  5. S. R. Bolton, R. A. Jenks, C. N. Elkinton, and G. Sucha, “Pulse-resolved measurements of subharmonic oscillations in a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 339–344 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. V. L. Kalashnikov, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and D. von der Linde, “Regular, quasi-periodic and chaotic behavior in cw solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2691–2695 (1997). [CrossRef]
  7. C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, “Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 46–56 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. V. L. Kalashnikov, D. O. Krimer, I. G. Poloyko, and V. P. Mikhailov, “Ultrashort pulse generation in cw solid-state laser with semiconductor saturable absorber in the presence of the absorption linewidth enhancement,” Opt. Commun. 159, 237–242 (1999). [CrossRef]
  9. A. M. Sergeev, E. V. Vanin, and F. W. Wise, “Stability of passively modelocked lasers with fast saturable absorbers,” Opt. Commun. 140, 61–64 (1997). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited