Applied Physics B

, 104:523 | Cite as

Ultrashort pulse formation and evolution in mode-locked fiber lasers

  • M. Baumgartl
  • B. Ortaç
  • T. Schreiber
  • J. Limpert
  • A. Tünnermann
Article

Abstract

Passive mode-locking in fiber lasers is investigated by numerical and experimental means. A non-distributed scalar model solving the nonlinear Schrödinger equation is implemented to study the starting behavior and intra-cavity dynamics numerically. Several operation regimes at positive net-cavity dispersion are experimentally accessed and studied in different environmentally stable, linear laser configurations. In particular, pulse formation and evolution in the chirped-pulse regime at highly positive cavity dispersion is discussed. Based on the experimental results a route to highly energetic pulse solutions is shown in numerical simulations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Baumgartl
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Ortaç
    • 3
  • T. Schreiber
    • 4
  • J. Limpert
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Institute JenaJenaGermany
  3. 3.UNAM-Institute of Materials Science and NanotechnologyBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision EngineeringJenaGermany

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