All-optical switching and real-time spectroscopy of soliton molecules in a few-cycle laser oscillator
1 IV. Physical Institute, University of Gottingen, Germany
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, USA
3 Institute of Physics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Published online: 16 April 2019
Bound states of femtosecond solitons are generated and controlled in a commercial sub-10 fs Kerr-lens mode-locked ultrashort oscillator. Using real-time time-stretch interferometry, we resolve the resonance of vibrating soliton molecules and demonstrate all-optical switching between stable bound-states of different binding distance.
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