Abstract

We report the observation of self-similar propagation of bound-state pulses in an ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser. A bound state of two positively chirped parabolic pulses with 5.4 ps duration separated by 14.9 ps is obtained, with 1.7 nJ of energy per pulse. These pulses are extra-cavity compressed to 100 fs. For higher pumping power and a different setting of the intra-cavity polarization controllers, the laser generates a bound state of three chirped parabolic pulses with different time separations and more than 1.5 nJ energy per pulse. Perturbation of this bound state by decreasing pump power results in the generation of a single pulse and a two-pulse bound state both structures traveling at the same velocity along the cavity. A possible explanation of the zero relative speed by a particular phase relation of the bound states is discussed.

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2005

J. R. Buckley, F. W. Wise, F. Ö. Ilday, T. Sosnowski, "Femtosecond fiber lasers with pulse energies above 10 nJ," Opt. Lett. 30, 1888-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Roy, M. Olivier, F. Babin, and Michel Piché, "Dynamics of periodic pulse collisions in strongly dissipative-dispersive system," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 203903 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, M. Grapinet, Ph. Grelu, "Dissipative soliton interaction inside a fiber laser cavity," Opt. F. Technol. 11, 209-228 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. Roy, M. Olivier, and M. Piché, "Pulse interactions in the stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Express 13, 9217-9223 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

M. Olivier, V. Roy, M. Piché, and F. Babin, "Pulse collisions in the stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1461-1463 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, "Group interactions of dissipative solitons in a laser cavity: the case of 2+1," Opt. Express 12, 3184-3189 (2004),
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Olivier, V. Roy, M. Piché, F. Babin, "Pulse collision in the stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1461-1463 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1995 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Deng, W. H. Knox, "Self-starting passively harmonic mode-locked femtosecond Yb3+-doped fiber laser at 1030 nm," Opt. Lett. 29, 2121 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Binding widely separated pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 185 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark and F. W. Wise, "Self similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003

2002

D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, D. Y. Shen, C. Lu, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, "Bound-soliton fiber laser," Phys. Rev. A 66, 033806 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ph. Grelu, F. Belhache, F. Gutty, and J. M. Soto-Crespo, "Phase-locked soliton pairs in a stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 966 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1995

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive-pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers : theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "All-solid-state femtosecond source at 1.55 µm," Opt. Lett. 20, 1289-1291 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, "Soliton versus nonsoliton operation of fiber ring lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991

R.P. Davey, N. Langford, A.I. Ferguson, "Interacting solutions in erbium fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991)
[CrossRef]

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Akhmediev, N.

Babin, F.

Béal, J.

Belhache, F.

Brunel, M.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1995 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Binding widely separated pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 185 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Özkul, F. Sanchez, "90 fs generation from a stretched-pulse ytterbium doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1305 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Buckley, J.

Buckley, J. R.

Chartier, T.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Özkul, F. Sanchez, "90 fs generation from a stretched-pulse ytterbium doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1305 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Clark, W. G.

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark and F. W. Wise, "Self similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, W. G. Clark, "Generation of 50-fs, 5-nJ pulses at 1.03 µm from a wave-breaking-free fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1365-1367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Davey, R.P.

R.P. Davey, N. Langford, A.I. Ferguson, "Interacting solutions in erbium fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991)
[CrossRef]

Deng, Y.

Ferguson, A.I.

R.P. Davey, N. Langford, A.I. Ferguson, "Interacting solutions in erbium fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991)
[CrossRef]

Grapinet, M.

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, M. Grapinet, Ph. Grelu, "Dissipative soliton interaction inside a fiber laser cavity," Opt. F. Technol. 11, 209-228 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Grelu, P.

Grelu, Ph.

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, M. Grapinet, Ph. Grelu, "Dissipative soliton interaction inside a fiber laser cavity," Opt. F. Technol. 11, 209-228 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Soto-Crespo, N. Akhmediev, Ph. Grelu and F. Belhache, "Quantized separations of phase-locked soliton pairs in fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 28, 1757-1759 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ph. Grelu, F. Belhache, F. Gutty, and J. M. Soto-Crespo, "Phase-locked soliton pairs in a stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 27, 966 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gutty, F.

Haus, H. A.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "All-solid-state femtosecond source at 1.55 µm," Opt. Lett. 20, 1289-1291 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive-pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers : theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, "Soliton versus nonsoliton operation of fiber ring lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hideur, A.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1995 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Binding widely separated pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 185 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Özkul, F. Sanchez, "90 fs generation from a stretched-pulse ytterbium doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1305 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. O.

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark and F. W. Wise, "Self similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ilday, F. Ö.

Ippen, E. P.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "All-solid-state femtosecond source at 1.55 µm," Opt. Lett. 20, 1289-1291 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive-pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers : theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, "Soliton versus nonsoliton operation of fiber ring lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Knox, W. H.

Kuznetsova, L.

Laming, R.I.

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Langford, N.

R.P. Davey, N. Langford, A.I. Ferguson, "Interacting solutions in erbium fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991)
[CrossRef]

Leblond, H.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lenz, G.

Lim, H.

Lu, C.

D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, D. Y. Shen, C. Lu, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, "Bound-soliton fiber laser," Phys. Rev. A 66, 033806 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Man, W. S.

D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, D. Y. Shen, C. Lu, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, "Bound-soliton fiber laser," Phys. Rev. A 66, 033806 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V.J.

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, L. E.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive-pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers : theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, "Soliton versus nonsoliton operation of fiber ring lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Olivier, M.

Ortaç, B.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Passive harmonic mode locking with a high-power ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1995 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, M. Brunel, "Binding widely separated pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 79, 185 (2004).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Özkul, F. Sanchez, "90 fs generation from a stretched-pulse ytterbium doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1305 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Özkul, C.

Payne, D.N.

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, N.W.

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Piché, M.

Piché, Michel

V. Roy, M. Olivier, F. Babin, and Michel Piché, "Dynamics of periodic pulse collisions in strongly dissipative-dispersive system," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 203903 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D.J.

D.J. Richardson, R.I. Laming, D.N. Payne, V.J. Matsas, N.W. Phillips, "Pulse repetition rates in passive, selfstarting, femtosecond soliton fibre laser," Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Roy, V.

Sanchez, F.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, Ph. Grelu, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Generation of bound states of three ultra-short pulses with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1274-1276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, B. Ortaç, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, H. Leblond and F. Sanchez, "Ultra-short bound states generation with a passively mode-locked high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser," Opt. Commun. 225, 71 (2003).
[CrossRef]

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Özkul, F. Sanchez, "90 fs generation from a stretched-pulse ytterbium doped fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 1305 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shen, D. Y.

D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, D. Y. Shen, C. Lu, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, "Bound-soliton fiber laser," Phys. Rev. A 66, 033806 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sosnowski, T.

Soto-Crespo, J. M.

Tam, H. Y.

D. Y. Tang, B. Zhao, D. Y. Shen, C. Lu, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, "Bound-soliton fiber laser," Phys. Rev. A 66, 033806 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "All-solid-state femtosecond source at 1.55 µm," Opt. Lett. 20, 1289-1291 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Optical spectrum of the twin pulses in the bound state. The spectrum is fit with parabolic (open circles), Gaussian (closed squares), and sech2 (closed triangles) pulse shapes. The inset shows a zoomed-in portion of the optical spectrum on a linear scale. (b) Second-order intensity autocorrelation trace of the two bound parabolic pulses observed directly at the laser output. The theoretical fits with parabolic (open circles), Gaussian (closed square curves) and sech2 (closed triangle curves) pulse shapes are also shown. Inset shows detail of the autocorrelation trace on a logarithmic scale.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Autocorrelation trace of the dechirped (solid line) and chirped (dashed line) twin bound state pulses. Inset shows the central peak of the autocorrelation trace after extra-cavity dechirping on a logarithmic scale. The theoretical fits with parabolic (open circles), Gaussian (closed square curves) and sech2 (closed triangle curves) pulse shapes are also shown on the inset. Pulse duration assuming a sech2 shape is 115 fs.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Optical spectrum of the triplet featuring different separations. The spectrum is fit with parabolic (open circles), Gaussian (closed squares), and sech2 (closed triangles) pulse shapes. The inset shows a magnified portion of the optical spectrum on linear scale.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Autocorrelation trace of the chirped (dashed line) and dechirped (solid line) triplet bound state featuring different separations. Inset shows the central peak of the autocorrelation trace with theoretical fits for parabolic (open circles), Gaussian (closed squares) and sech2 (closed triangles).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) 5 GHz-oscilloscope trace of a pair of bound pulses and a single pulse. (b) Optical spectrum of co-emission of a pair of bound pulses and a single pulse. The open circles are theoretical fit for a parabolic pulse shape. The closed squares (triangles) are for Gaussian (sech2) fit and the inset shows a magnified portion of the optical spectrum on a linear scale.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Central peak of the autocorrelation trace after extra-cavity compression in the case of co-emission of a pair of bounded pulses and a single pulse. The inset shows the complete autocorrelation trace. Pulse duration assuming a sech2 shape is 100 fs.

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