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9 March 2016 Convective Nozaki-Bekki holes in a long cavity laser
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Fourier Domain Mode Locked laser is a novel fast frequency swept source used in Optical Coherence Tomography. The laser has a unidirectional all-fiber ring cavity that incorporates a semiconductor optical amplifier, a tunable Fabry-Perot filter and a fiber delay forming the cavity of up to 20km long. Our numerical modeling based on a set of delay differentiation equations is in excellent agreement with the experimental results that employed real-time intensity and phase characterisation techniques. We show that FDML lasers display a sequence of bifurcations that can co-exist within a sweep and lead, in particular, to the formation of Nozaki-Bekki holes.
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Svetlana Slepneva, Ben O'Shaughnessy, Stephen Hegarty, Bryan Kelleher, Sergio Rica, and Guillaume Huyet "Convective Nozaki-Bekki holes in a long cavity laser", Proc. SPIE 9732, Real-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications, 97320F (9 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2209403
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