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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27447–27453

Three key regimes of single pulse generation per round trip of all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers mode-locked with nonlinear polarization rotation

Sergey Smirnov, Sergey Kobtsev, Sergey Kukarin, and Aleksey Ivanenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27447-27453 (2012)

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We show experimentally and numerically new transient lasing regime between stable single-pulse generation and noise-like generation. We characterize qualitatively all three regimes of single pulse generation per round-trip of all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers mode-locked due to effect of nonlinear polarization evolution. We study spectral and temporal features of pulses produced in all three regimes as well as compressibility of such pulses. Simple criteria are proposed to identify lasing regime in experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Supercontinuum Generation and Ultra-Short Pulses

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Sergey Smirnov, Sergey Kobtsev, Sergey Kukarin, and Aleksey Ivanenko, "Three key regimes of single pulse generation per round trip of all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers mode-locked with nonlinear polarization rotation," Opt. Express 20, 27447-27453 (2012)

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