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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1875–1877

Soliton rains in a normal dispersion fiber laser with dual-filter

Chengying Bao, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1875-1877 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001875


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Abstract

We demonstrate an experimental observation of soliton rains in an all normal dispersion Yb-fiber laser. The cavity consists of a narrow bandwidth filter and a birefringent plate (BP) filter. Soliton rain is obtained in the weak mode-locking regime, while multisolitons behaving as soliton bunches and harmonic mode-locking under strong mode-locking are also observed. Distinctive multisoliton interactions are observed via changing the pump power and adjustment of the waveplates as well as the BP. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of soliton rains in normal dispersion fiber lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(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:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2013
Published: May 23, 2013

Citation
Chengying Bao, Xiaosheng Xiao, and Changxi Yang, "Soliton rains in a normal dispersion fiber laser with dual-filter," Opt. Lett. 38, 1875-1877 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1875


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