Photon-number fluctuation and correlation of bound soliton pairs in mode-locked fiber lasers

Ray Kuang Lee*, Yin-Chieh Lai, Boris A. Malomed

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Abstract

Quantum photon-number fluctuation and correlation of bound soliton pairs in mode-locked fiber lasers are studied on the basis of the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation model. We find that, depending on their phase difference, the total photon-number noise of the bound soliton pair can be larger or smaller than that of a single soliton, and the two solitons in the soliton pair have a corresponding positive or negative photon-number correlation. It is predicted for the first time to our knowledge that out-of-phase soliton pairs can exhibit less noise as a result of negative correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3084-3086
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume30
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2005

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