Abstract

We report the observation of a new regime of operation in the stretched-pulse fiber laser in which two groups of bound pulses travel in the cavity at different velocities. The pulse groups collide periodically and remain apparently unaltered after the collisions. The observed group-velocity difference is shown to exhibit a strong dependence on the time interval between the pulses in each bound state.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The laser configuration used for the experiment.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

A single pulse colliding periodically with a two-pulse bound state: (a) the observed autocorrelation trace, (b) the optical spectrum. (c) The signal measured with a fast photodiode as a function of the cavity round-trip number.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Two-pulse bound state colliding periodically with another two-pulse bound state. The description is similar to that for Fig. 2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Group-velocity difference between a single pulse and a two-pulse bound state as a function of the time interval between the pulses in the bound state. The two curves represent two different adjustments of the polarization controllers.

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