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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 20992–20997

Observation of dual-wavelength dissipative solitons in a figure-eight erbium-doped fiber laser

Ling Yun, Xueming Liu, and Dong Mao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 20992-20997 (2012)

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We report on the generation of dual-wavelength dissipative solitons (DSs) in a passively mode-locked figure-eight fiber laser operating in the net-normal dispersion regime. DSs with central wavelengths of 1572 and 1587 nm can be achieved simultaneously or respectively. The dual-wavelength DSs, traveling at different round-trip time, exhibit double-rectangular spectral profile. The intensities of two mode-locked spectra decrease or increase simultaneously after passing through a polarization beam splitter, indicating that the dual-wavelength DSs almost share the same polarization state. Experimental results demonstrated that dual-wavelength mode locking strongly depends on birefringence-induced filtering effect.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

Ling Yun, Xueming Liu, and Dong Mao, "Observation of dual-wavelength dissipative solitons in a figure-eight erbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 20992-20997 (2012)

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