Abstract

We report the experimental observation of multiple gain-guided solitons in an erbium-doped fiber laser made of all normal-dispersion fibers. Numerical simulations show that, in the case of a narrow gain bandwidth, under the action of the cavity pulse peak clamping effect multiple gain-guided solitons can indeed be formed in a laser.

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2007 (1)

2006 (3)

2005 (1)

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 043816 (2005).
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1991 (1)

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

Bélanger, P. A.

Brunel, M.

Buckley, J.

Chédot, C.

Chong, A.

Fu, X. Q.

Gagnon, L.

Hideur, A.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Laming, R. I.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Liu, A. Q.

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 043816 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V. J.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ortaç, B.

Paré, C.

Payne, D. N.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M. W.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Renninger, W.

Richardson, D. J.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, V. J. Matsas, and M. W. Phillips, Electron. Lett. 27, 1451 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Tünnermann, A.

Wen, S. C.

Wise, F.

Wu, J.

Zhao, B.

D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, B. Zhao, and A. Q. Liu, Phys. Rev. A 72, 043816 (2005).
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Zhao, L. M.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber laser. I, polarization independent isolator; P, polarizer; λ 4 , quarter-wave plate; WDM, wavelength-division-multiplexing coupler; EDF, erbium-doped fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical multiple gain-guided soliton state of the laser. (a) Optical spectrum, (b) autocorrelation trace, (c) oscilloscope trace.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Numerically calculated multiple gain-guided soliton formation process in the laser.

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