Abstract

I report the observation of high-order solitonlike femtosecond pulses directly generated in an absorber jet-induced self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. A soliton period of ~1 MHz was observed with a nearly linear dependence on the intracavity dispersion.

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1989

1988

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[CrossRef]

F. W. Wise, I. A. Walmsley, C. I. Tang, Opt. Lett. 13, 129 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1983

1980

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[CrossRef]

Avramopoulos, H.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1884 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1132 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chiu, T. H.

U. Keller, T. H. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Fauchet, P. M.

French, P. M. W.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1884 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gong, T.

Gordon, J. P.

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 1095 (1980).
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Grangier, P.

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Ishida, Y.

Kean, P. N.

Keller, U.

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[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

R. H. Stolen, L. F. Mollenauer, W. J. Tomlinson, Opt. Lett. 8, 186 (1983).
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[CrossRef]

New, G. H. C.

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[CrossRef]

Nighan, W. L.

Roger, G.

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1132 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Salin, F.

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1132 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sarukura, N.

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, L. F. Mollenauer, W. J. Tomlinson, Opt. Lett. 8, 186 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 1095 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. I.

Taylor, J. R.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1884 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Walmsley, I. A.

Williams, J. A. R.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1884 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F. W.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

H. Avramopoulos, P. M. W. French, J. A. R. Williams, G. H. C. New, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1884 (1988).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, T. H. Chiu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 1710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen, J. P. Gordon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 1095 (1980).
[CrossRef]

F. Salin, P. Grangier, G. Roger, A. Brun, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1132 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Intensity autocorrelation of femtosecond soliton pulses. (b) Corresponding optical spectrum. Solid curve, N = 1 soliton pulses; dashed curve, high-order soliton pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Laser pulse trains at a selected wavelength of high-order soliton pulses revealing the modulation periods of (a) ~0.5 μs and (b) ~1 μs and the corresponding autocorrelations (c) and (d).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intracavity dispersion of high-order solitons.

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Δ f Δ ϕ = 2 0 . 322 π τ 2 T ,

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