24 July 2002 Dispersion phase-modulation bistability of passive mode-locked lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4751, ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475950
Event: XVII International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics (ICONO 2001), 2001, Minsk, Belarus
Abstract
Novel mechanisms resulting in generation bistability of passive mode-locked lasers is predicted. It is shown by numerical simulation that after transient evolution either stationary single pulse operation or operation in which the whole laser cavity is filled with the generated radiation can be realized depending on the initial conditions. This bistability is connected with the phase-modulation instability of passive mode-locking in circumstances where the spectral gain-loss profile has a complicated from. The complicated profile can be related to a spectral selectivity of parasitic losses or to a spectral selectivity of parasitic losses or to a spectral inhomogeneity of an active medium amplification. The assumed manifestations of this mechanism in actual experimental systems are discussed.
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Fedor M. Mitschke, A. K. Komarov, Konstantin P. Komarov, "Dispersion phase-modulation bistability of passive mode-locked lasers", Proc. SPIE 4751, ICONO 2001: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Nonlinear Dynamics of Optical Systems, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475950
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