Dissipative vector solitons in a dispersionmanaged cavity fiber laser with net positive cavity dispersion.

Optics express

PubMedID: 19158858

Zhang H, Tang DY, Zhao LM, Wu X, Tam HY. Dissipative vector solitons in a dispersionmanaged cavity fiber laser with net positive cavity dispersion. Opt Express. 2009;17(2):455-60.
We report on the experimental observation of gain-guided vector solitons (GGVSs) in a dispersion-managed fiber laser mode-locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). Both the frequency-locked and phase-locked GGVS were observed. In addition, formation of multiple GGVSs and GGVS harmonic mode-locking were also experimentally revealed. Numerical simulations confirmed the GGVS formation in the fiber lasers.