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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2787–2790

Saturable absorption in multicore fiber couplers

Elham Nazemosadat and Arash Mafi  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 2787-2790 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.002787


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Abstract

The saturable absorption characteristics of two-, three-, and five-core one-dimensional fiber coupler arrays and the seven-core hexagonal fiber coupler array are investigated. It is shown that the performance of all these saturable absorbers is comparable and not much is gained, if anything, by going from a two-core nonlinear coupler geometry to a higher number of cores. This observation is supported by the similarity of the saturable absorption curves, as well as comparable pulse characteristics obtained from the simulation of a generic mode-locked fiber laser cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Elham Nazemosadat and Arash Mafi, "Saturable absorption in multicore fiber couplers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2787-2790 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-11-2787

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