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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1806–1808

Dynamics of gain-guided solitons in an all-normal-dispersion fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1806-1808 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001806


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Abstract

We report experimental and numerical results on the dynamics of gain-guided solitons in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser made of purely normal dispersion fibers. We show that formation of the soliton in the laser is a result of mutual interaction and balance among the cavity transmission, fiber Kerr nonlinearity, gain saturation, and filtering over one cavity round trip.

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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
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2007
Published: June 19, 2007

Citation
L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, T. H. Cheng, H. Y. Tam, and C. Lu, "Dynamics of gain-guided solitons in an all-normal-dispersion fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 1806-1808 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-13-1806


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