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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2403–2405

Starting dynamics of dissipative-soliton fiber laser

Heng Li, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2403-2405 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002403


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Abstract

We study the starting dynamics of an all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser experimentally and compare them to an existing stochastic model of starting from quantum noise. The laser reaches mode locking 10 to 100 times faster than a soliton laser with similar parameters. According to the model, the fast starting can be attributed to the large pulse energy in the normal-dispersion laser. We also report direct observations of starting from relaxation oscillations and discuss that process in light of the theory.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2010
Published: July 9, 2010

Citation
Heng Li, Dimitre G. Ouzounov, and Frank W. Wise, "Starting dynamics of dissipative-soliton fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 2403-2405 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-14-2403

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