Real-Time Observation of the Regime Transition Dynamics of Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers

  title={Real-Time Observation of the Regime Transition Dynamics of Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers},
  author={Guoqing Pu and Lilin Yi and Li Zhang and Yuanhua Feng and Zhao-hui Li and Weisheng Hu},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
Mode-locked lasers exhibit complex nonlinear dynamics. Precise observation of these dynamics will aid in the understanding of the underlying physics and provide new insights for laser design and applications. The starting dynamics, from initial noise fluctuations to the mode-locking regime, have previously been observed directly by time-stretched transform-based real-time spectroscopy. However, the regime transition dynamics, which are essential processes in mode-locked lasers, have not yet… 
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