Abstract

Mode-locked lasers with intracavity dispersion are experimentally shown to exhibit localization behavior in their frequency domain. The localization, with its typical exponential spectrum structure, is analogous to that which occurs for the quantum kicked rotor. The experimental demonstration of our optical kicked rotor is done with a long mode-locked dispersive fiber laser. The localization effect sets a basic limit on the spectrum bandwidth and the minimum pulse width in such lasers. It also provides a special experimental test bed for the study of optical kicked rotors and localization effects.

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