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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 636–650

Theory of passive harmonic mode-locking using waveguide arrays

J. Nathan Kutz and Björn Sandstede  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 636-650 (2008)

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A comprehensive theoretical treatment is given of the phenomenon of harmonic mode-locking in a laser cavity mode-locked by the nonlinear mode-coupling behavior in a waveguide array. The theoretical model completely characterizes oscillatory instabilities and the transition from M to M+1 pulses as a function of increased gain.

© 2008 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
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2008
Published: January 8, 2008

J. Nathan Kutz and Björn Sandstede, "Theory of passive harmonic mode-locking using waveguide arrays," Opt. Express 16, 636-650 (2008)

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