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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3286–3288

Dissipative dispersion-managed solitons in mode-locked lasers

Brandon G. Bale, Sonia Boscolo, and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3286-3288 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003286


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Abstract

We extend the theory of dispersion-managed solitons to dissipative systems with a focus on mode-locked fiber lasers. Dissipative structures exist at high map strengths, leading to the generation of stable, short pulses with high energy. Two types of intramap pulse evolution are observed depending on the net cavity dispersion. These are characterized by a reduced model, and semianalytical solutions are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2009
Published: October 22, 2009

Citation
Brandon G. Bale, Sonia Boscolo, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Dissipative dispersion-managed solitons in mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 34, 3286-3288 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3286


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