Bound Soliton Fiber Laser Mode-Locking Without Saturable Absorption Effect

Cheng Jhih Luo*, Sheng Min Wang, Yin-Chieh Lai

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Abstract

Stable bound soliton laser mode-locking is experimentally demonstrated in an environmentally stable hybrid mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser without incorporating (equivalent) nonlinear saturable absorption effects. The laser has a sigma-type cavity and exhibits a higher threshold for single to bound soliton mode-locking state transition. A nonlinear eigenstate analysis based on the master equation model and the concept of steady-state lasing gain is developed to more physically explain the observed mode-locking state transition phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7493678
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Fiber lasers
  • Mode-locked lasers
  • Ultrafast Lasers

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