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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19831–19837

Dark soliton fiber lasers

Dingyuan Tang, Jun Guo, Yufeng Song, Han Zhang, Luming Zhao, and Deyuan Shen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19831-19837 (2014)

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Dark soliton formation and soliton dynamics in all-normal dispersion cavity fiber ring lasers without an anti-saturable absorber in cavity is studied both theoretically and numerically. It is shown that under suitable conditions the dark solitons formed could be described by the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The dark soliton formation in an all-normal-dispersion cavity erbium-doped fiber ring laser without an anti-saturable absorber in cavity is first experimentally demonstrated. Individual dark solitons are experimentally identified. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is observed.

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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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published: August 8, 2014

Dingyuan Tang, Jun Guo, Yufeng Song, Han Zhang, Luming Zhao, and Deyuan Shen, "Dark soliton fiber lasers," Opt. Express 22, 19831-19837 (2014)

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