Observation of soliton bound states in a graphene mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser
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- Li, X.L., Zhang, S.M., Meng, Y.C. et al. Laser Phys. (2012) 22: 774. doi:10.1134/S1054660X12040081
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We report on the experimental observation of bound states of solitons in a graphene mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser. By using graphene as a saturable absorber, we have obtained stable, single and bound soliton pulses, the latter with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 1.49 ps and a fixed pulse separation of 2.46 ps. Our results once again show that bound soliton pulses is an intrinsic feature of fiber lasers independent of the exact mode locking mechanism.