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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8506–8512

Multistability evolution and hysteresis phenomena of dissipative solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser with large normal cavity dispersion

Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, Xiaohui Li, Hongbo Sun, Aoxiang Lin, Keqing Lu, Yishan Wang, and Wei Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8506-8512 (2009)

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We report on the experimental observations of multiple dissipative solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser with large normal cavity dispersion. The dynamic evolution of solitons as a function of the pump power is demonstrated, alternately evolving on the stable and unstable states. The proposed laser produces the multiple solitons of up to ten for the pump power of about 406 mW. Multistability and hysteresis phenomena observed in this report are qualitatively distinct from those observed in the large net-anomalous-dispersion conventional-soliton fiber lasers. The experimental results suggest that the accumulation of excessive pulse chirps together with the nonlinear polarization effect play key roles in the multistability operation of dissipative solitons.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2009
Published: May 5, 2009

Xueming Liu, Leiran Wang, Xiaohui Li, Hongbo Sun, Aoxiang Lin, Keqing Lu, Yishan Wang, and Wei Zhao, "Multistability evolution and hysteresis phenomena of dissipative solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser with large normal cavity dispersion," Opt. Express 17, 8506-8512 (2009)

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