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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2145–2150

Noise-like pulse in a gain-guided soliton fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, J. Wu, X. Q. Fu, and S. C. Wen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2145-2150 (2007)

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We report on the operation of a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser made of purely positive dispersion fibers and mode-locked by using the nonlinear polarization rotation technique. It was experimentally found that apart from the gain-guided soliton operation the laser can also emit a kind of noise-like pulse. We show numerically that the noise-like pulse emission is caused by the peak power clamping effect of the laser cavity on the gain-guided soliton.

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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
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2006
Published: March 5, 2007

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, J. Wu, X. Q. Fu, and S. C. Wen, "Noise-like pulse in a gain-guided soliton fiber laser," Opt. Express 15, 2145-2150 (2007)

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