Close spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM Figure-8 fiber laser

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

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Ultra-short soliton pulses of 72 fs without any pedestal and CW components are observed from Figure-8 passively mode-locked fiber laser, which is incorporated with a dispersion-imbalanced nonlinear optical loop mirror (DI-NOLM). Bound states of asymmetrical solitons with pulse width of 103 fs and separation of 585.5 fs are also observed. The bound soliton separation and pulsewidth remain unchanged even after passing through 1.2 km single mode fiber (SMF) transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2003


  • Optical fiber lasers
  • Optical fiber solitons
  • Optical pulse generation and pulse compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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