Soliton lasers stabilized by coupling to a resonant linear system

W.J. Firth, P.V. Paulau

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Abstract

Separation into spectral and nonlinear complex-eigenvalue problems is shown to be an effective and flexible approach to soliton laser models. The simplest such model, a complex Ginzburg-Landau model with cubic nonlinearity, has no stable solitonic solutions. We show that coupling it to a resonant linear system is a simple and general route to stabilization, which encompasses several previous instances in both space- and time-domains. Graphical solution in the complex eigenvalue plane provides valuable insight into the similarities and differences of such models, and into the interpretation of related experiments. It can also be used predictively, to guide analysis, numerics and experiment.
LanguageEnglish
Pages13-21
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2010

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  • soliton lasers
  • resonant linear system

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In: European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics, Vol. 59, No. 1, 05.05.2010, p. 13-21.

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