Subsideband generation and modulational instability lasing in a fiber soliton laser

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

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We experimentally observed two forms of subsideband generation in the soliton spectrum of a passively mode-locked fiber soliton ring laser. We found that the different forms of subsideband generation are related to the different strengths of the saturable absorption in the laser cavity. Analyzing featuring of the subsideband generations, we show that they are both modulational-instability lasings of the dispersive waves in the laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1450
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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