Instabilities and extreme events in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers

M. Erkintalo, A. Runge, R. I. Woodward, E. J. R, Kelleher, N. G. R. Broderick: Instabilities and extreme events in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers. In: Wabnitz, (Ed.): Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics: A testbed for extreme waves, Chapter 5, IOP Publishing, 2017.

Abstract

We present an overview of extreme events and complex dissipative phenomena in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers. In particular, we describe how stimulated Raman scattering can destabilize the laser operation, giving rise to noise-like pulses displaying long-tailed statistics. We also discuss the appearance and dynamics of transient 'soliton explosion' events, as well as rogue dark solitons that can manifest themselves during the build-up phase of laser radiation. Our focus is on surveying experimental findings, but we also describe results from numerical simulations where pertinent.

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@inbook{Erkintalo2017,
title = {Instabilities and extreme events in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers},
author = {M. Erkintalo and A. Runge and R. I. Woodward and E. J. R, Kelleher and N. G. R. Broderick},
editor = {S. Wabnitz},
doi = {10.1088/978-0-7503-1460-2ch5},
year  = {2017},
date = {2017-07-01},
booktitle = {Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics: A testbed for extreme waves},
publisher = {IOP Publishing},
chapter = {5},
abstract = {We present an overview of extreme events and complex dissipative phenomena in all-normal dispersion mode-locked fibre lasers. In particular, we describe how stimulated Raman scattering can destabilize the laser operation, giving rise to noise-like pulses displaying long-tailed statistics. We also discuss the appearance and dynamics of transient 'soliton explosion' events, as well as rogue dark solitons that can manifest themselves during the build-up phase of laser radiation. Our focus is on surveying experimental findings, but we also describe results from numerical simulations where pertinent.},
keywords = {dark soliton, fibre laser},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {inbook}
}