Mode locking using stimulated Raman scattering

David J. Spence*, Richard P. Mildren

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    Abstract

    Recent experiments have shown that the simple addition of a length of Raman-shifting fibre in the cavity of a cw-pumped fibre laser can cause the laser to generate a stable train of pulses [Zhao and Jackson, Opt. Lett., 31 751 (2006)]. We show using a numerical model that this behavior is a new type of mode locking, driven by backward stimulated Raman scattering. This mode locking mechanism could also be applied to crystalline Raman laser systems to create a novel picosecond oscillator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8170-8175
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume15
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2007

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