Formation of repetitively nanosecond spatial solitons in a saturable absorber Q-switched laser

Yung-Fu Chen*, Yu-Pin Lan

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Abstract

The formation of repetitively nanosecond spatial solitons in a saturable absorber Q-switched microchip laser was investigated. The controlling of the self-focusing effect in a nearly hemispherical resonator, results in the formation of high-peak-power spatial localized structures. The transition is from the spatially localized structures from amplitude-dominant domains to phase-dominant solitons. The co-existence of the amplitude and the phase solitons in a saturable absorber Q-switched laser was also observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13901
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2004

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