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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5016–5019

Effect of Kerr and resonant nonlinearities on phase locking of a multistable fiber amplifier array

Erik J. Bochove, Mohammad R. Zunoubi, and Christopher J. Corcoran  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5016-5019 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005016


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Abstract

An analysis is presented, based on a rigorous solution of the propagation equations, of an array of saturable fiber amplifiers with scatter in length that is subject to global feedback. Passively phase-locked states exhibiting multistability due to resonant or Kerr nonlinearity are predicted in respectively low and high regimes of optical feedback.

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

Citation
Erik J. Bochove, Mohammad R. Zunoubi, and Christopher J. Corcoran, "Effect of Kerr and resonant nonlinearities on phase locking of a multistable fiber amplifier array," Opt. Lett. 38, 5016-5019 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5016


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