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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 263–266

Dissipative shock waves in all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber lasers

C. Lecaplain, J. M. Soto-Crespo, Ph. Grelu, and C. Conti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 263-266 (2014)

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We propose an interpretation of the pronounced “M” spectral shape that is a recurrent feature in all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber laser dynamics. Our interpretation involves shock wave formation regularized by dissipation, modeled by a modified Burgers equation. The large fringes appearing at the edges of the spectrum result from discontinuities in the spectral phase.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2013
Published: January 7, 2014

C. Lecaplain, J. M. Soto-Crespo, Ph. Grelu, and C. Conti, "Dissipative shock waves in all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 39, 263-266 (2014)

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