Laser Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 774–777

Observation of soliton bound states in a graphene mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser

  • X. L. Li
  • S. M. Zhang
  • Y. C. Meng
  • Y. P. Hao
  • H. F. Li
  • J. Du
  • Z. J. Yang
Fiber Optics

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X12040081

Cite this article as:
Li, X.L., Zhang, S.M., Meng, Y.C. et al. Laser Phys. (2012) 22: 774. doi:10.1134/S1054660X12040081

Abstract

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.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. L. Li
    • 1
  • S. M. Zhang
    • 1
  • Y. C. Meng
    • 1
  • Y. P. Hao
    • 1
  • H. F. Li
    • 1
  • J. Du
    • 1
  • Z. J. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Physics Science and Information Engineering, Hebei Advanced Thin Films LaboratoryHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuangChina