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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8409–8416

Harmonic mode locking counterparts of dark pulse and dark-bright pulse pairs

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


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8409-8416 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008409


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Abstract

We have investigated experimentally different operational states of an all-normal-dispersion ytterbium-doped fiber (YDF) ring laser with a long cavity. Various operational states were obtained by adjusting a polarization controller (PC) and the pump power. Self-pulsing, bright pulses, dark-bright pulse pairs and their harmonic mode locking (HML) counterparts, as well as dark pulses and their HML counterparts have all been obtained. Numerical simulations reproduce well the formation processes of dark pulses and dark-bright pulse pairs.

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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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Citation
Xingliang Li, Shumin Zhang, Yichang Meng, and Yanping Hao, "Harmonic mode locking counterparts of dark pulse and dark-bright pulse pairs," Opt. Express 21, 8409-8416 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8409


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