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Modeling and Optimization of Fiber Modelocked Lasers

Curtis Menyuk, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Brian Marks, Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research
John Zweck, Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Fiber modelocked lasers produce very short pulses of light that can be used for accurate measurement of time and frequency.  However, these lasers possess some uncertainty with respect to their optimal operating parameters.  Hence proper modeling is crucial.  We model a number of fiber lasers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology.  Our simulations will aid our experimental collaborators in optimizing the settings and maximizing performance.