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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12174–12182

On the profile of pulses generated by fiber lasers:the highly-chirped positive dispersion regime (similariton)

Pierre-André Bélanger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12174-12182 (2006)

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I model the nonlinear fiber laser using an expanded Ginzburg-Landau equation (GLE) which includes the self-steepening (SS) and intrapulse Raman scattering (IRS) effects. I show that above a minimum value of the Raman effect, it is possible to find two chirped solitary pulses for the laser system. The smaller chirped solitary wave corresponds to the dispersion-managed (DM) regime whereas the larger chirped solitary wave corresponds to the so-called similariton regime.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Pierre-André Bélanger, "On the profile of pulses generated by fiber lasers:the highly-chirped positive dispersion regime (similariton)," Opt. Express 14, 12174-12182 (2006)

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