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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1398–1401

Chirped pulse formation dynamics in ultra-long mode-locked fiber lasers

E. J. R. Kelleher and J. C. Travers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1398-1401 (2014)

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By modeling giant chirped pulse formation in ultra-long, normally dispersive, mode-locked fiber lasers, we verify convergence to a steady-state consisting of highly chirped and coherent, nanosecond-scale pulses, which is in good agreement with recent experimental results. Numerical investigation of the transient dynamics reveals the existence of dark soliton-like structures within the envelope of the initial noisy pulse structure. Quasi-stationary dark solitons can persist throughout a large part of the evolution from noise to a stable dissipative soliton solution of the mode-locked laser cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2014
Published: March 5, 2014

E. J. R. Kelleher and J. C. Travers, "Chirped pulse formation dynamics in ultra-long mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 39, 1398-1401 (2014)

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