Dynamics of gain-guided solitons in an all-normal-dispersion fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, T. H. Cheng, Hwa Yaw Tam, Chao Lu

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We report experimental and numerical results on the dynamics of gain-guided solitons in a passively modelocked erbium-doped fiber laser made of purely normal dispersion fibers. We show that formation of the soliton in the laser is a result of mutual interaction and balance among the cavity transmission, fiber Kerr nonlinearity, gain saturation, and filtering over one cavity round trip.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1806-1808
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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