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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16022–16028

Mode-locked X-wave lasers

J. Nathan Kutz, Claudio Conti, and Stefano Trillo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16022-16028 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016022


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Abstract

We theoretically demonstrate X-waves as global attractors that enable mode-locking of a laser cavity operating in the normal dispersion regime. This result is based upon a fully comprehensive physical model of the laser cavity, where the nonlinear discrete diffraction dynamics of a waveguide array mediates the spontaneous periodic generation of spatio-temporal X-waves.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2007
Published: November 19, 2007

Citation
J. N. Kutz, Claudio Conti, and Stefano Trillo, "Mode-locked X-wave lasers," Opt. Express 15, 16022-16028 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-16022


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