We perform a study of soliton generation by a passively mode-locked laser using a slow saturable absorber. We show theoretically that multisoliton regimes of generation are possible. The values of the parameters are found where one-, two-, or three-soliton solutions exist.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
J. M. Soto-Crespo and N. N. Akhmediev, "Multisoliton regime of pulse generation by lasers passively mode locked with a slow saturable absorber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 674-677 (1999)