Extreme value events in self pulsing lasers

  title={Extreme value events in self pulsing lasers},
  author={Alejandro Andr{\'e}s Hnilo and Marcelo G. Kovalsky and Jorge R. Tredicce},
  journal={2011 Fifth Rio De La Plata Workshop on Laser Dynamics and Nonlinear Photonics},
We report experimental and theoretical evidence of the existence of extreme value events (sometimes named “optical rogue waves”) in two types of lasers of widespread use, both belonging to the “laser with a saturable absorber” scenario. One is the Kerr-lens-mode-locking Ti:Sapphire (fs pulses) laser, the other one is the all-solid-state Cr+Nd:YAG (ns pulses… CONTINUE READING