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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1627–1629

Stable new bound soliton pairs in a 10 GHz hybrid frequency modulation mode-locked Er-fiber laser

Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chien-Yu Lin, and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1627-1629 (2006)

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We report what is, to our knowledge, the first experimental observation of stable new bound soliton pairs at the 10 GHz repetition rate in a hybrid FM harmonic mode-locked Er-fiber laser (1177 soliton pairs simultaneously in the laser cavity). The two solitons in the soliton pair have the identical pulse shape and are with the antiphase (π phase difference). Their time separation is about three times the FWHM soliton width and varies with the phase modulation strength. The corresponding mechanism for explaining the formation as well as the superior stability of these closely bound soliton pairs is also given.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2006

Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chien-Yu Lin, and Yinchieh Lai, "Stable new bound soliton pairs in a 10 GHz hybrid frequency modulation mode-locked Er-fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1627-1629 (2006)

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