Self-Induced Faraday Instability Laser

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

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Abstract

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
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume120
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2018

Keywords

  • SIDE-BAND INSTABILITY
  • MODULATIONAL-INSTABILITY
  • NORMAL-DISPERSION
  • RING LASER
  • FIBER
  • REGIME
  • CHAOS

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