Mode-locking via dissipative Faraday instability in a fiber laser

Nikita Tarasov*, Auro Perego, Dmitri V. Churkin, Kestutis Staliunas, Sergei K. Turitsyn

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In this work we report the experimental demonstration of the recently predicted new type of parametric instability - the dissipative Faraday instability. By the spatially periodic modulation of the spectrally dependent losses in zig-zag manner, we achieved temporal pattern formation and high order harmonic mode-locking in a fiber laser. The results were achieved in a very simple, but environmentally stable experimental configuration, which opens new possibilities for designs of ultrafast laser systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2017
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2017
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2017 - San Jose, California, San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2017
Abbreviated titleCLEO 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

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