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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2289–2294

Soliton collapse and bunched noise-like pulse generation in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, and B. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2289-2294 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.002289


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Abstract

A passively mode-locked soliton fiber ring laser with dispersion managed cavity is reported. The laser emits intense bunched noise-like pulses including the transform limited pulses. The optical spectrum of the laser emission has a bandwidth as broad as 32.10 nm. It was found that purely depending on the linear cavity phase delay the laser could be switched between the soliton operation and the noise-like pulse emission. Numerical simulations showed that the laser emission was caused by the combined effect of soliton collapse and positive cavity feedback in the laser.

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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
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Citation
D. Tang, L. Zhao, and B. Zhao, "Soliton collapse and bunched noise-like pulse generation in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 13, 2289-2294 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-7-2289


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