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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1996
  • pp: 471–473

Dynamics of distributed-feedback fiber lasers: effect of nonlinear refraction

Yuan-Hwang Liao and Herbert G. Winful  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 471-473 (1996)

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We present a model for the dynamics of distributed-feedback fiber lasers that includes the effect of nonlinear refraction. The model predicts antiphase and in-phase self-pulsations, asymmetric output, and deterministic chaos if the nonlinear refractive index of the fiber material is sufficiently large. Self-pulsations with frequencies of tens to hundreds of megahertz and pulse widths of several nanoseconds are observed in computer simulations.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 30, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996

Yuan-Hwang Liao and Herbert G. Winful, "Dynamics of distributed-feedback fiber lasers: effect of nonlinear refraction," Opt. Lett. 21, 471-473 (1996)

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