Cavity-configuration-dependent nonlinear dynamics in Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers

Ming-Dar Wei, Wen Feng Hsieh

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Abstract

We determined theoretically that the nonlinear dynamics of a Gaussian beam is configuration dependent in a general cavity. This prediction was confirmed by numerical simulation in a Kerr-lens mode-locked cavity for which the self-focusing effect is considered the nonlinear source in both the spatial and the temporal domains. Period doubling, tripling, and quadrupling can occur in these configurations with the products of generalized cavity G parameters equal to 1/2, 1/4 (or 3/4), and (2 ± √2)/4, respectively. The dynamic behavior of the cavity beam will become irregular if the nonlinear effect is further increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1342
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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In: Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, Vol. 17, No. 8, 01.01.2000, p. 1335-1342.

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