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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9217–9223

Pulse interactions in the stretched-pulse fiber laser

V. Roy, M. Olivier, and M. Piché  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9217-9223 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.009217


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Abstract

The possible outcomes of a collision between a two-pulse bound state and a single pulse in the stretched-pulse fiber laser are examined experimentally. The changes experienced by the pulse bound state during the collision process account for the various observed scenarios. In particular, it is seen that the relative speed and pulse number need not be conserved in the process. A mechanism that helps explain interactions among the colliding pulses is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Citation
V. Roy, M. Olivier, and M. Piché, "Pulse interactions in the stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Express 13, 9217-9223 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-23-9217


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