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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1788–1790

Gain-guided soliton in a positive group-dispersion fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, and J. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 1788-1790 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001788


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Abstract

We report on the operation of a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser made of purely normal dispersive fibers. Self-started mode locking can still be achieved in the laser by use of the nonlinear polarization rotation technique, and the mode-locked pulse has large pulse energy, strong frequency chirp, and a mode-locked spectral width limited by the effective laser gain bandwidth. Furthermore, we show that the operation of the laser can be well described by an extended Ginzburg-Landau equation model that governs the soliton dynamics of fiber lasers.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2006

Citation
L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, and J. Wu, "Gain-guided soliton in a positive group-dispersion fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1788-1790 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-12-1788


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