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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2115–2117

Vibrating soliton pairs in a mode-locked laser cavity

Mélanie Grapinet and Philippe Grelu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2115-2117 (2006)

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We show numerically the existence of vibrating soliton pairs that are consistent with observations performed with a passively mode-locked fiber laser. These vibrating pairs are new types of multisoliton complexes that exist in the vicinity of the phase-locked soliton pairs discovered a few years ago [ Opt. Lett. 27, 966 (2002) ]. The pairs are found numerically with a laser propagation model that includes nonlinear dissipation and cavity periodicity, and they can appear following a Hopf-type bifurcation when a cavity parameter is tuned.

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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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2006

Mélanie Grapinet and Philippe Grelu, "Vibrating soliton pairs in a mode-locked laser cavity," Opt. Lett. 31, 2115-2117 (2006)

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