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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29567–29577

Chaotic chirped-pulse oscillators

Evgeni Sorokin, Nikolai Tolstik, Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, and Irina T. Sorokina  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29567-29577 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.029567


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Abstract

We present results of experimental investigation of the chaotic and quasi-periodic regime in the chirped-pulsed (dissipative soliton) Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe mid-IR oscillators with significant third-order dispersion. The instability develops when the spectrum edge approaches resonance with a linear wave either due to power increase or by dispersion adjustment. In practice, this occurs when the spectrum edge reaches zero dispersion wavelength. The analysis suggests a three-oscillator chaos model, which is confirmed by numerical simulations. The regime is long-term stable and can be easily overlooked in similar systems. We show that chaotic regime is accompanied by a characteristic spectral shape and can be reliably recognized by using wavelength-skewed filters and by second-harmonic or two-photon absorption detectors.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

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Nonlinear Optics (2013) Optics Express

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Evgeni Sorokin, Nikolai Tolstik, Vladimir L. Kalashnikov, and Irina T. Sorokina, "Chaotic chirped-pulse oscillators," Opt. Express 21, 29567-29577 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-24-29567


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