Amplifier similariton fiber laser with nonlinear spectral compression

Sonia Boscolo, Sergei Turitsyn, Christophe Finot

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We propose a new concept of a fiber laser architecture supporting self-similar pulse evolution in the amplifier and nonlinear spectral pulse compression in the passive fiber. The latter process allows for transform-limited picosecond pulse generation, and improves the laser’s power efficiency by preventing strong spectral filtering from being highly dissipative. Aside from laser technology, the proposed scheme opens new possibilities for studying nonlinear dynamical processes. As an example, we demonstrate a clear period-doubling route to chaos in such a nonlinear laser system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4531-4533
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012

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