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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12692–12697

Multi-wavelength dissipative soliton operation of an erbium-doped fiber laser

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

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12692-12697 (2009)

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We report on the generation of multi-wavelength dissipative soliton (DS) in an all normal dispersion fiber laser passively mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). We show that depending on the strength of the cavity birefringence, stable single-, dual- and triple-wavelength DSs can be formed in the laser. The multi-wavelength soliton operation of the laser was experimentally investigated, and the formation mechanisms of the multi-wavelength DSs are discussed.

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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: June 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, and L. M. Zhao, "Multi-wavelength dissipative soliton operation of an erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 12692-12697 (2009)

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