Dynamics of optical caviton generation in a CW-seeded frequency shifted feedback cavity

Year: 1996

Authors: Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Lab. d\’Optique Quantique du CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Roma, Italy; University of Rome I, Italy; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States; Italian Ministry of Education; Ugo Bordoni Foundation, Rome, Italy; Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona; University of New Mexico; Laboratoire d\’Optique Quantique, Ecole Polytechnique in France; Optical Society of America

Abstract: We analyze the dynamics of soliton creation in a frequency-shifted feedback ring laser with injected continuous wave seed. We show that for an active cavity the soliton buildup time may be estimated analytically. The soliton emission from the CW-pumped laser is analogous to the generation of cavitons by the resonant absorption of laser beams in inhomogeneous plasmas. We study the dynamics of optical cavitons by means of perturbation theory and numerical simulations.


Volume: 32 (6)      Pages from: 925  to: 940

KeyWords: Computer simulation; Continuous wave lasers; Electrodynamics; Laser beams; Light absorption; Light emission; Perturbation techniques; Pumping (laser); Semiconductor plasmas, Frequency shifted feedback ring lasers; Optical caviton generation; Resonant absorption; Self phase modulation; Sliding frequency filter method; Soliton emission, Ring lasers
DOI: 10.1109/3.502369

Citations: 2
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