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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4751–4755

Experimental investigation of square dissipative soliton generation and propagation

Dong Mao, Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, and Hua Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 25, pp. 4751-4755 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.004751


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Abstract

We have experimentally investigated the generation and propagation of square dissipative solitons emitted from an erbium-doped fiber laser with large normal cavity dispersion. The square pulse exhibits an approximately Gaussian spectral profile and large frequency chirp on its edges. When the square pulse propagates through a segment of single-mode fiber (SMF), it can be shaped to a Gaussian pulse and the corresponding spectrum will have a redshift with a prolonged wing on the longer wavelength. Our experiments show that the pulse evolution in the SMF is determined by the combined effects of the fiber dispersion, intrapulse Raman scattering, and the pulse initial chirps.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2010
Published: August 26, 2010

Citation
Dong Mao, Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, and Hua Lu, "Experimental investigation of square dissipative soliton generation and propagation," Appl. Opt. 49, 4751-4755 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-25-4751


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