Energy quantization of twin-pulse solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser

B. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, P. Shum, Y. D. Gong, Chao Lu, W. S. Man, Hwa Yaw Tam

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A novel twin-pulse form of solitary wave was recently revealed in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser. In this paper we report on the energy quantization feature of the twin-pulse solitons in the laser. We show that, as in the case of single-pulse solitons, multiple twin-pulse solitons can coexist in the laser cavity, and, in particular, that all of them have exactly the same pulse energy and twin-pulse separation. The pump-power hysteresis effect previously reported for the single-pulse soliton operation is also observed for the twin-pulse soliton operation of the laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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