WIAS Preprint No. 2551, (2018)

Dynamics of an inhomogeneously broadened passively mode-locked laser


  • Pimenov, Alexander
  • Vladimirov, Andrei G.
    ORCID: 0000-0002-8132-882X

2008 Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme

  • 42.60.Fc, 42.55.Px, 42.60.Gd, 05.45.-a, 02.30.Ks


  • Laser dynamics, passive mode-locking, inhomogeneous broadening, Q-switching, traveling wave model, delay differential equations




We study theoretically the effect of inhomogeneous broadening of the gain and absorption lines on the dynamics of a passively mode-locked laser. We demonstrate numerically using travelling wave equations the formation of a Lamb-dip instability and suppression of Q-switching in a laser with large inhomogeneous broadening. We derive simplified delay-differential equation model for a mode-locked laser with inhomogeneously broadened gain and absorption lines and perform numerical bifurcation analysis of this model.

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