Pulsating solitons in mode-locked fibre lasers


We report on our direct experimental observation of a new regime of operation of passively mode-locked fibre lasers where the laser oscillator generates pulsating solitons with extreme ratios of maximal to minimal intensities in each period of pulsations. The soliton spectra also experience large periodic broadening and compression. Spatio-temporal intensity and dispersive Fourier-transformation measurements enable us to capture such transient dynamics in real time.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Event Title: 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Girona Conference Centre
Event Dates: 2017-07-02 - 2017-07-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: dissipative nonlinear systems,extreme soliton pulsations,mode-locked fibre lasers
PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2017-07
Authors: Peng, Junsong
Boscolo, Sonia ( 0000-0001-5388-2893)
Tarasov, Nikita
Sugavanam, Srikanth
Churkin, Dmitri V.
Finot, Christophe



Version: Accepted Version

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