Pulse-train nonuniformity in a fibre soliton ring laser mode-locked by using the nonlinear polarization rotation technique

B. Zhao, Ding Yuan Tang, L. M. Zhao, Ping Shum, Hwayaw Tam

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We report on the experimental observation of periodical intensity fluctuations on the output of a fiber soliton ring laser passively mode-locked by using the nonlinear polarization rotation technique. It is found that the appearance of such intensity fluctuations is independent of the orientation of the polarizer in the cavity, but closely related to the pump intensity. We have also numerically simulated the pulse dynamics of the laser. Our numerical simulations confirmed the experimental observations and showed that the soliton pulse nonuniformity is caused by the interaction between the nonlinear polarization rotation and the polarizer in the cavity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043808 –1 to 043808-7
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2004

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