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Soliton interaction in a fiber ring laser
Author(s): Bin Zhao; Dingyuan Tang; Luming Zhao; Ping Shum; Hwa-Yaw Tam
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Paper Abstract

We have experimentally investigated the soliton interaction in a passively mode-locked fiber soliton ring laser and revealed the existence of three types of strong soliton interaction: a global type of soliton interaction caused by the existence of unstable CW components; a long-range type of soliton interaction mediated through the radiative dispersive waves; and the direct soliton interaction. Based on the soliton interactions we found that the appearance of the various soliton operation modes observed in the passively mode locked fiber soliton lasers could be well explained. Numerical simulations have also confirmed the existence of these soliton interactions and their consequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570945
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Bin Zhao, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Dingyuan Tang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Luming Zhao, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Hwa-Yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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