Pulsating solitons, chaotic solitons, period doubling, and pulse coexistence in mode-locked lasers: Complex Ginzburg-Landau equation approach

N. Akhmediev*, J. M. Soto-Crespo, G. Town

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Abstract

Pulse generation in mode-locked lasers with fast saturable absorbers were studied using complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE) approach. The pulsating behavior of solitons of the CGLE were analyzed and regions of their existance in the five-dimensional parameter space were calculated. The chaotic pulsating solitons were found and the coexistance (bi-and multistability) of different types of pulsating solutions in certain regions of the parameter space of the CGLE were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566021-5660213
Number of pages5094193
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume63
Issue number5 II
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes

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