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Dynamics of self-similar light pulses of limiting pulse width and energy in a fiber laser


We investigate dynamics of the formation of high-power ultrashort self-similar light pulses (similaritons) in a fiber laser in the regime of positive dispersion. The physical factors limiting the energy and the pulse width of such pulses are revealed. We specify regimes where a laser system based on an ytterbium-doped fiber can generate self-similar pulses with an energy of about 80 nJ compressible to a pulse width of about 150 fs through extracavity linear chirp compensation.

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Original Russian Text © A.A. Voronin, A.M. Zheltikov, 2008, published in Zhurnal Éksperimental’noĭ i Teoreticheskoĭ Fiziki, 2008, Vol. 133, No. 3, pp. 687–695.

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Voronin, A.A., Zheltikov, A.M. Dynamics of self-similar light pulses of limiting pulse width and energy in a fiber laser. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 106, 597 (2008).

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PACS numbers

  • 42.65.Wi
  • 42.81.Qb