We studied self-phasing dynamics in a Q-switched passively coupled two-gain-element fiber laser array. Simultaneous Q-switching and self mode-locking were observed in our experiments. Our data shows that phase-locking in our laser array was stable under perturbations. The phase-locked state was able to react to the phase perturbations in a time comparable to the rise time of the self mode-locked pulse. The establishment of the phase-locked state from the incoherent state was found to be shorter (or perhaps much shorter) than the rise time of the Q-switched pulse.
Hung-Sheng Chiang and James R. Leger, "Investigation of self-phasing dynamics in a Q-switched passively coupled two-gain-element fiber laser array," Proc. SPIE 10083, Fiber Lasers XIV: Technology and Systems, 100831Y (Presented at SPIE LASE: February 02, 2017; Published: 22 February 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2252993.
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