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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1717–1719

Observation of antisymmetric dispersion-managed solitons in a mode-locked laser

Andy Chong, William H. Renninger, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1717-1719 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001717


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Abstract

We report experimental evidence of antisymmetric solitons in a mode-locked fiber laser with a strong dispersion map. A dispersion-managed soliton breathes as it traverses the dispersion map, and the antisymmetric dispersion-managed soliton can be considered a tightly bound soliton pair with π phase difference between the component solitons. The antisymmetric soliton is observed only at particular values of the net cavity dispersion.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2008
Published: July 28, 2008

Citation
Andy Chong, William H. Renninger, and Frank W. Wise, "Observation of antisymmetric dispersion-managed solitons in a mode-locked laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 1717-1719 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-15-1717


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