We present a theory of acoustically induced pulse interaction in a ring fiber laser cavity. In most cases the acoustic interaction leads to pulse bunching, but in some cases it leads to regular pulse spacing. Our results compare well with the experimental data.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
A. N. Pilipetskii, E. A. Golovchenko, and C. R. Menyuk, "Acoustic effect in passively mode-locked fiber ring lasers," Opt. Lett. 20, 907-909 (1995)