Bound solitons with 103-fs pulse width and 585.5-fs separation from DI-NOLM figure-8 fiber laser

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, Chao Lu, T. H. Cheng, Z. W. Qi, Y. L. Guan, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, Hwa Yaw Tam

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Ultra-short bound-soliton pulses with pulse 103-fs width and 585.5-fs separation are observed experimentally from a figure-8 passive mode-locked fiber laser incorporated with a dispersion-imbalanced nonlinear optical loop mirror (DI-NOLM). To our knowledge, these are the most closely bound solitons produced from fiber laser to date, and the bound-soliton separation and pulsewidth remains unchanged even after 1.2-Km single-mode fiber (SMF) transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Fiber laser
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical pulse generation
  • Optical soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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