Self-Induced Faraday Instability Laser

A. M. Perego, S. V. Smirnov, K. Staliunas, D. V. Churkin, S. Wabnitz

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We predict the onset of self-induced parametric or Faraday instabilities in a laser, spontaneously caused by the presence of pump depletion, which leads to a periodic gain landscape for light propagating in the cavity. As a result of the instability, continuous wave oscillation becomes unstable even in the normal dispersion regime of the cavity, and a periodic train of pulses with ultrahigh repetition rate is generated. Application to the case of Raman fiber lasers is described, in good quantitative agreement between our
conceptual analysis and numerical modeling
Original languageEnglish
Article number213902
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

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© 2018 American Physical Society. Self-Induced Faraday Instability Laser. A. M. Perego, S. V. Smirnov, K. Staliunas, D. V. Churkin, and S. Wabnitz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 213902 – Published 22 May 2018


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