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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9528–9533

Soliton trapping in fiber lasers

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, X. Wu, and N. Xiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9528-9533 (2008)

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We report on the soliton trapping in a fiber ring laser mode-locked with a SESAM. It was observed that solitons along the two orthogonal polarization directions of the cavity with fairly large difference in central frequency and energy could be coupled together to form a group velocity locked vector soliton. In particular, due to that each of the coupled solitons forms its own soliton sidebands, two sets of soliton sidebands could be observed on the vector soliton spectrum. Numerical simulations have well confirmed the experimental observations.

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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
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, X. Wu, and N. Xiang, "Soliton trapping in fiber lasers," Opt. Express 16, 9528-9533 (2008)

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