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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10010–10018

Vector multi-soliton operation and interaction in a graphene mode-locked fiber laser

Yu Feng Song, Lei Li, Han Zhang, De Yuan Shen, Ding Yuan Tang, and Kian Ping Loh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10010-10018 (2013)

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We experimentally investigated the vector multi-soliton operation and vector soliton interaction in an erbium doped fiber laser passively mode locked by atomic layer graphene. It is found that the vector multi-soliton operation exhibited several characteristic modes. These are the random static distribution of vector solitons, stable bunches of vector solitons, restless oscillations of vector solitons, rain of vector solitons, and emission of a so-called “giant vector soliton”. The formation mechanisms of the operation modes were also experimentally investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013

Yu Feng Song, Lei Li, Han Zhang, De Yuan Shen, Ding Yuan Tang, and Kian Ping Loh, "Vector multi-soliton operation and interaction in a graphene mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 10010-10018 (2013)

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