Soliton interaction in a fiber ring laser

Bin Zhao, Dingyuan Tang, Luming Zhao, Ping Shum, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We have experimentally investigated the soliton interaction in a passively mode-locked fiber soliton ring laser and revealed the existence of three types of strong soliton interaction: a global type of soliton interaction caused by the existence of unstable CW components; a long-range type of soliton interaction mediated through the radiative dispersive waves; and the direct soliton interaction. Based on the soliton interactions we found that the appearance of the various soliton operation modes observed in the passively mode locked fiber soliton lasers could be well explained. Numerical simulations have also confirmed the existence of these soliton interactions and their consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Article number98
Pages (from-to)652-662
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventPassive Components and Fiber-based Devices - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 Nov 200411 Nov 2004


  • Fiber lasers
  • Interaction
  • Optical solitons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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