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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 277–280

Rate-equation analysis of a fiber laser with a nonlinear mirror

Ammar Hideur, Thierry Chartier, Marc Brunel, and François Sanchez  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 277-280 (2001)

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We present a phenomenological model that describes the self-starting properties of a passively Q-switched fiber laser with a nonlinear mirror. The model predicts a self-pulsing behavior above a critical value of the pumping parameter and is in good agreement with experimental data reported for an Yb-doped fiber laser with a liquefying gallium mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

Ammar Hideur, Thierry Chartier, Marc Brunel, and François Sanchez, "Rate-equation analysis of a fiber laser with a nonlinear mirror," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 277-280 (2001)

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