Soliton shaping of dispersive waves in a passively mode-locked fibre soliton ring laser

W. S. Man, Hwa Yaw Tam, M. S. Demokan, D. Y. Tang

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We have studied the mechanism of soliton formation in a passively mode-locked fibre ring laser when the gain is increased. We show experimentally that new soliton pulses in the laser are generated by soliton shaping of dispersive waves. Our observation is further confirmed by numerical simulations where an improved model is used that takes into account explicitly the polarization dispersion effect and discrete saturable absorber effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1147
Number of pages9
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2001


  • Fibre laser
  • Mode-locking
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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