Optical Solitons and Frequency Comb Generation - Abstract

Javaloyes, Julien

Third order dispersion in mode-locked vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Time-delayed dynamical systems materialize in situations where distant, point-wise, nonlinear nodes exchange information that propagates at a finite speed. We show how purely dispersive effects appear naturally in some delayed systems and we exemplify our result by studying theoretically and experimentally the influence of third order dispersion in a system composed of coupled optical micro-cavities. Dispersion induced pulse satellites emerge symmetrically and destabilize the mode-locking regime.