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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1967–1969

Passive synchronization between a self-similar pulse and a bound-soliton bunch in a two-color mode-locked fiber laser

Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Po Cheng, and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1967-1969 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001967


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Abstract

We report the first (to our knowledge) experimental observation of passive synchronization between a 1.03 μ m self-similar pulse and a 1.56 μ m bound-soliton bunch in a two-color mode-locked fiber laser. The self-similar pulse can form an effective potential well of several picoseconds to trap the copropagating bound solitons in the shared-fiber section. Such synchronization mechanism is supported by the experimental evidence of smaller time separation between the bound solitons under synchronization. In addition, the self-similar pulse and bound solitons can still remain locked under the periodic collision of another 1.56 μ m unlocked pulse train.

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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
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2009
Published: June 23, 2009

Citation
Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Po Cheng, and Yinchieh Lai, "Passive synchronization between a self-similar pulse and a bound-soliton bunch in a two-color mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1967-1969 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1967

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