Stable bound soliton pairs are experimentally observed in a 10-GHz actively FM mode-locked Er-fiber laser for the first time. The corresponding mechanisms for explaining the formation of these closely bound soliton pairs are also given.
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(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
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
W. Hsiang, C. Lin, and Y. Lai, "Observation of Stable Bound Soliton Pairs in a 10 GHz Actively FM Mode-Locked Er-Fiber Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JWB58.
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