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4 August 2009 Spectral filtering highly chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers
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Proceedings Volume 7386, Photonics North 2009; 73860N (2009)
Event: Photonics North 2009, 2009, Quebec, Canada
We present a theoretical description of the generation of ultra-short, high-energy pulses in an all-normal dispersion laser cavity with spectral filtering. A reduced variational model based upon the Haus master mode-locking equations with quintic saturation is shown to characterize the experimentally observed dynamics. Critical in driving the intra-cavity dynamics is the nontrivial phase profiles generated and their periodic modification from the spectral filter. The theory gives a simple geometrical description of the intra-cavity dynamics and possible operation modes of the laser cavity. Further, it provides a simple and efficient method for optimizing the laser cavity performance.
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Brandon G. Bale and J. Nathan Kutz "Spectral filtering highly chirped pulses in all-normal dispersion fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 73860N (4 August 2009);

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