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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 580–582

Third-order dispersion and bound states of pulses in a fiber laser

Michel Olivier, Vincent Roy, and Michel Piché  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 580-582 (2006)

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The effect of third-order dispersion on bound states of pulses in the anomalous-dispersion fiber ring laser is analyzed experimentally and numerically. The bound states are formed by an interaction through dispersive waves. Due to third-order dispersion, the resonant sideband spectrum is asymmetric. The most intense sideband drives the interaction in these bound states and fixes their separation to a discrete set of values.

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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
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2005

Michel Olivier, Vincent Roy, and Michel Piché, "Third-order dispersion and bound states of pulses in a fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 580-582 (2006)

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