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Title: Analytical investigation of a figure-eight single-pulse all-fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

Abstract

We establish analytically a master equation of a figure-eight all-fiber passively mode-locked laser. The nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM) is used as an effective saturable absorber in order to generate short pulses. The master equation is of the cubic complex Ginzburg-Landau type, in which the coefficients explicitly depend on the characteristics of the cavity, in particular on the orientation of the polarizer, the coupling coefficient, and the length of the NALM. Single-pulse and continuous-wave (cw) solutions in both normal and anomalous dispersion are discussed analytically. In the anomalous dispersion situation, the equation governing the evolution of the system admits stable analytic pulse solutions. The pulse duration and energy are studied. The analysis provides domains in the space of the cavity parameters where energetic soliton and ultrashort pulses are obtained.

Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire de Photonique d'Angers, EA 4464, UFR Sciences, Universite d'Angers, 2 Boulevard Lavoisier, FR-49045 Angers Cedex 01 (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21457005
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.043834; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COUPLING; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; GINZBURG-LANDAU THEORY; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; MIRRORS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTICAL FIBERS; ORIENTATION; PULSES; SOLITONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUATIONS; FIBERS; QUASI PARTICLES; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Salhi, M, Amrani, F, Leblond, H, and Sanchez, F. Analytical investigation of a figure-eight single-pulse all-fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043834.
Salhi, M, Amrani, F, Leblond, H, & Sanchez, F. Analytical investigation of a figure-eight single-pulse all-fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043834
Salhi, M, Amrani, F, Leblond, H, and Sanchez, F. Fri . "Analytical investigation of a figure-eight single-pulse all-fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043834.
@article{osti_21457005,
title = {Analytical investigation of a figure-eight single-pulse all-fiber laser based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror},
author = {Salhi, M and Amrani, F and Leblond, H and Sanchez, F},
abstractNote = {We establish analytically a master equation of a figure-eight all-fiber passively mode-locked laser. The nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM) is used as an effective saturable absorber in order to generate short pulses. The master equation is of the cubic complex Ginzburg-Landau type, in which the coefficients explicitly depend on the characteristics of the cavity, in particular on the orientation of the polarizer, the coupling coefficient, and the length of the NALM. Single-pulse and continuous-wave (cw) solutions in both normal and anomalous dispersion are discussed analytically. In the anomalous dispersion situation, the equation governing the evolution of the system admits stable analytic pulse solutions. The pulse duration and energy are studied. The analysis provides domains in the space of the cavity parameters where energetic soliton and ultrashort pulses are obtained.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043834},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21457005}, journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 4,
volume = 82,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {10}
}