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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1–7

Temporal control of vector soliton bunching by slow/fast saturable absorption

Regina Gumenyuk and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 1-7 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.000001


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Abstract

Saturable absorbers exhibiting complex dynamics are shown to provide efficient means for control of soliton interactions. This study, focused specifically on dynamics of vector soliton interactions, demonstrates that a soliton bunch can be efficiently compressed by attractive force generated in a saturable absorber. Effect of absorption recovery time on soliton bunching is explored by using fast and slow semiconductor and carbon nanotube absorbers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2011
Published: December 7, 2011

Citation
Regina Gumenyuk and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Temporal control of vector soliton bunching by slow/fast saturable absorption," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1-7 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-1-1


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