Period-doubling of dispersion-managed solitons in an Erbium-doped fiber laser at around zero dispersion

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

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Abstract

Period-doubling of dispersion-managed solitons in an Erbium-doped fiber ring laser operating at the near zero net cavity group velocity dispersion region was experimentally observed. The generated dispersion-managed solitons of the laser are characterized by their near Gaussian spectral profiles and no sidebands. Numerical simulations verified our experimental observations and showed that the period-doubling could occur both in the positive and negative near zero net cavity group velocity dispersion regions, which suggests that the occurrence of the period-doubling is an intrinsic feature of the mode-locking fiber lasers and independent of the concrete mode-locked pulse profile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-433
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume278
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2007

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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