Period-doubling of multiple solitons in a passively mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber laser is observed numerically and experimentally. Each soliton in a multiple-soliton train can experience period-doubling bifurcations under existence of laser gain competition.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
L. Zhao, D. Tang, T. H. Cheng, and C. Lu, "Group Period-Doubling of Solitons in a Fiber Ring Laser," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper LMF6.
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