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Paper

Year:2014
Author(s):M. Marconi, J. Javaloyes, S. Balle, M. Giudici
Title:How Lasing Localized Structures Evolve out of Passive Mode Locking
Journal:PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN:0031-9007
JCR Impact Factor:7.512
Volume:112
Pages:223901
D.O.I.:10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.223901
Web:http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.223901
Abstract:We investigate the relationship between passive mode locking and the formation of time-localized structures in the output intensity of a laser. We show how the mode-locked pulses transform into lasing localized structures, allowing for individual addressing and arbitrary low repetition rates. Our analysis reveals that this occurs when (i) the cavity round-trip is much larger than the slowest medium time scale, namely the gain recovery time, and (ii) the mode-locked solution coexists with the zero intensity (off) solution. These conditions enable the coexistence of a large quantity of stable solutions, each of them being characterized by a different number of pulses per round-trip and with different arrangements. Then, each mode-locked pulse becomes localized, i.e., individually addressable.

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