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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6685–6692

Multiple-soliton dynamic patterns in a graphene mode-locked fiber laser

Yichang Meng, Shumin Zhang, Xingliang Li, Hongfei Li, Juan Du, and Yanping Hao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6685-6692 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006685


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Abstract

Multiple-soliton dynamic patterns have been observed experimentally in an erbium-doped fiber ring laser with graphene as a saturable absorber. Under relatively low pumping power we have obtained disordered multiple-solitons, bunched solitons and high order harmonic mode locking by adjusting the orientation of the polarization controllers. With increased pumping power, we have also observed flow of solitons. We have experimentally investigated in detail the conditions under which these patterns form.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2012
Published: March 7, 2012

Citation
Yichang Meng, Shumin Zhang, Xingliang Li, Hongfei Li, Juan Du, and Yanping Hao, "Multiple-soliton dynamic patterns in a graphene mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Express 20, 6685-6692 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6685


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