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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3304–3309

Experimental observation of FPU recurrence in a fiber ring laser

B. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, and H. Y. Tam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3304-3309 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.003304


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Abstract

We report on the experimental observation of Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) recurrence in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser. The spectral sidebands of a CW component generated due to the modulation instability grow up periodically as a result of the reversibility of the effect, demonstrating the existence of FPU recurrence.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
Bin Zhao, D. Tang, and H. Tam, "Experimental observation of FPU recurrence in a fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 11, 3304-3309 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-24-3304


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