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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 524–526

Coherent soliton pattern formation in a fiber laser

Adil Haboucha, Hervé Leblond, Mohamed Salhi, Andrey Komarov, and François Sanchez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 524-526 (2008)

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We report the observation of bound states of 350 pulses in a ring fiber laser mode locked by nonlinear rotation of the polarization. The phenomenon is described theoretically using a multiscale approach to the gain dynamics; the fast evolution of a small excess of gain is responsible for the stabilization of a periodic pattern, while the slow evolution of the mean value of gain explains the finite length of the quasiperiodic soliton train.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2008
Published: February 29, 2008

Adil Haboucha, Hervé Leblond, Mohamed Salhi, Andrey Komarov, and François Sanchez, "Coherent soliton pattern formation in a fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 33, 524-526 (2008)

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