Self-induced Faraday instability laser
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
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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.
CitationPerego, A., Smirnov, S. V., Staliunas, K., Churkin, D., Wabnitz, S. Self-induced Faraday instability laser. "Physical review letters", 22 Maig 2018, vol. 120, núm. 21, p. 213902-1-213902-6.