Compound pulse solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber laser

B. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, D. Y. Shen, Chao Lu, W. S. Man, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We demonstrate experimentally a novel form of double-pulse solitary waves in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser. The new solitons are characterized as that they consist of two single solitons with fixed, discrete pulse separations. Through studying the interaction between bound-soliton pairs observed in a passively mode-locked fiber laser, we firstly revealed that the bound soliton pair behaves as a unit, and has exactly the same interaction properties as those of the single pulse, soliton in the laser. Numerical simulations confirm the existence of the new form of solitons in the laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-219
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2002
EventAPOC 2002:Optical Components and Transmission Systems - Shanghai, China
Duration: 16 Oct 200218 Oct 2002


  • Bound solirons
  • Fiber lasers
  • Passive mode locking
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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