Multisoliton interaction in actively mode-locked erbium fiber lasers: theory and experiment

Year: 1994

Authors: Romagnoli M., Wabnitz S., Franco P., Midrio M., Fontana F., Bordogna G.

Autors Affiliation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Via B. Castiglione 59, 00142 Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informatica, Universitá di Padova, Via G. Gradenigo 6 /A, 35131 Padova, Italy; Pirelli Cavi s.p.a., Viale Sarca 202, 20146 Milano, Italy

Abstract: We present a perturbative analysis of the interaction between three optical solitons in the presence of synchronous amplitude modulation and bandwidth limited amplification. We predict and experimentally observe the self-generation of sequences of interacting soliton pulses with a fixed temporal separation that circulate inside an actively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring soliton laser.


Volume: 108 (1-3)      Pages from: 65  to: 70

More Information: M.R. and S.W. took part to this work under the agreement between Fondazione U. Bordoni and the Italian Poste e Telecomunicazioni Administration, with the partial support of the National Research Council in the framework of a Telecommunication Project.
KeyWords: Amplification; Amplitude modulation; Bandwidth compression; Electromagnetic dispersion; Harmonic generation; Laser mode locking; Laser pulses; Light propagation; Pumping (laser); Ring lasers, Active harmonical mode locking; Actively mode locked erbium fiber lasers; Multisoliton interaction; Picosecond soliton pulses, Fiber lasers
DOI: 10.1016/0030-4018(94)90217-8