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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 319–322

Raman rogue waves in a partially mode-locked fiber laser

Antoine F. J. Runge, Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, and Miro Erkintalo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 319-322 (2014)

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We report on an experimental study of spectral fluctuations induced by intracavity Raman conversion in a passively partially mode-locked, all-normal dispersion fiber laser. Specifically, we use dispersive Fourier transformation to measure single-shot spectra of Raman-induced noise-like pulses, demonstrating that for low cavity gain values Raman emission is sporadic and follows rogue-wave-like probability distributions, while a saturated regime with Gaussian statistics is obtained for high pump powers. Our experiments further reveal intracavity rogue waves originating from cascaded Raman dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2013
Published: January 10, 2014

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Antoine F. J. Runge, Claude Aguergaray, Neil G. R. Broderick, and Miro Erkintalo, "Raman rogue waves in a partially mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 39, 319-322 (2014)

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