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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3191–3193

Bound states of gain-guided solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, D. J. Lei, and S. C. Wen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3191-3193 (2007)

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We report on the observation of bound states of gain-guided solitary pulses (GGSPs) in a dispersion-managed erbium-doped fiber laser. Despite the fact that the GGSP is a chirped pulse and there is strong pulse stretching and compression along the cavity in the laser, the bound GGSPs observed have a fixed pulse separation, which is invariant to the pump strength change. Numerical simulation confirmed the experimental observations and further showed that not only the pulse separation but also the relative phase difference between the bound GGSPs remained fixed along the cavity.

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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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 2007
Published: October 26, 2007

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, D. J. Lei, and S. C. Wen, "Bound states of gain-guided solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 3191-3193 (2007)

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