Multi-channel modelocked lasers and their design have attracted much attention. Here, we use the Swift-Hohenberg equation to study dual-channel simultaneous modelocking (DSML) in a fiber laser. When a quartic filter is added to the laser cavity, the stable dual-channel simultaneous modelocking can be obtained for a given filter bandwidth when frequency separation, ωs, is less than a calculated threshold, ωth. When ωs > ωth, a multipulsing instability occurs. We use a linear stability analysis to determine the limit that the multi-pulsing instability imposes on DSML, and we propose a cavity design that avoids the multi-pulsing instability.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics