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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 2 — Jan. 27, 2014
  • pp: 1896–1905

Role of cavity dispersion on soliton grouping in a fiber lasers

Regina Gumenyuk, Dmitry A. Korobko, Igor O. Zolotovsky, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1896-1905 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.001896


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Abstract

The effect of cavity dispersion on the dynamics of bound soliton states in a fiber laser has been studied both experimentally and numerically. The mode-locking mechanism in a laser was provided by the frequency-shifted feedback to avoid the influence of soliton attraction that could be induced by saturable absorption. It was found that phase-locked bound solitons are stable for dispersion below the “threshold” value of 0.2 ps/nm which depends on the other cavity parameters. For higher dispersion the bound states collapse resulting in the multiple weakly-interacting soliton regime, circulating randomly within the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2014
Published: January 21, 2014

Citation
Regina Gumenyuk, Dmitry A. Korobko, Igor O. Zolotovsky, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Role of cavity dispersion on soliton grouping in a fiber lasers," Opt. Express 22, 1896-1905 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-2-1896


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