Title

Numerical Modeling of Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers with a Fiber-Based Saturable-Absorber

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Publication Source

Optics Communications

Abstract

We report fiber laser simulations with a fiber compatible, self-focusing, saturable absorber (SA) device. The SA device consists of two tapered fiber ends separated by a bulk, nonlinear medium. An optical beam transmitted from one tapered fiber end, propagate through the nonlinear medium (chalcogenide glass As40Se60) and couples back into the other tapered fiber end. Pulse propagation in the fiber laser cavity is performed using the Split Step Method. Stable pulses are generated with energies around 0.3 nJ and a transform limited pulse width around.

Inclusive pages

386–390

ISBN/ISSN

0030-4018

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

383

Issue

15

Peer Reviewed

yes