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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 158–164

Observation of various bound solitons in a carbon-nanotube-based erbium fiber laser

Lili Gui, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 158-164 (2013)

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Bound solitons with various phase differences and pulse separations were observed in a net-anomalous-dispersion erbium fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes, including two-soliton bound states with phase differences close to π (out of phase), 0 (in phase), and ±π/2, as well as triple-soliton bound states. To our knowledge, this is the first time that in-phase two-soliton bound states have been obtained experimentally in fiber lasers. Evolution of bound states with change of pump power was investigated, and stability of different bound states was compared. Mechanisms why and how various bound states appeared in the same fiber laser are discussed and analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2012
Published: December 13, 2012

Lili Gui, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang, "Observation of various bound solitons in a carbon-nanotube-based erbium fiber laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 158-164 (2013)

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