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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)

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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.

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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
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

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

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)

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