We report on the experimental observation of dip-type spectral sidebands on the soliton spectra of a passively mode locked fiber laser. We point out that the formation of the dip sidebands is due to a four-wave-mixing type of parametric process between the soliton and dispersive waves induced by the periodic soliton parameter variation in the laser cavity. Numerical simulations have well reproduced the experimental results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering