Chirped pulse formation dynamics in ultra-long mode-locked fiber lasers

E. J. R. Kelleher, J. C. Travers

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By modeling giant chirped pulse formation in ultra-long, normally dispersive, mode-locked fiber lasers, we verify convergence to a steady-state consisting of highly chirped and coherent, nanosecond-scale pulses, which is in good agreement with recent experimental results. Numerical investigation of the transient dynamics reveals the existence of dark soliton-like structures within the envelope of the initial noisy pulse structure. Quasi-stationary dark solitons can persist throughout a large part of the evolution from noise to a stable dissipative soliton solution of the mode-locked laser cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number201973
Pages (from-to)1398-1401
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2014


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