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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2013–2015

Passive mode-locking by use of waveguide arrays

Joshua L. Proctor and J. Nathan Kutz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 2013-2015 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002013


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Abstract

A novel mode-locking technique is presented in which the intensity-dependent spatial coupling dynamics of a waveguide array is used to achieve temporal mode-locking in a passive optical fiber laser. By use of the discrete, nearest-neighbor spatial coupling of the waveguide array, low-intensity light can be transferred to the neighboring waveguides and ejected (attenuated) from the laser cavity. In contrast, higher-intensity light is self-focused in the waveguide and remains largely unaffected. Numerical studies of this pulse-shaping mechanism (intensity discrimination) show that using current waveguide arrays and standard optical fiber technology produces stable and robust mode-locked soliton-like pulses.

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(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

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Joshua L. Proctor and J. Nathan Kutz, "Passive mode-locking by use of waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 2013-2015 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-15-2013


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