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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12618–12623

Coherent energy exchange between components of a vector soliton in fiber lasers

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, and N. Xiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12618-12623 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012618


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Abstract

We report on the experimental evidence of four wave mixing (FWM) between the two polarization components of a vector soliton formed in a passively mode-locked fiber laser. Extra spectral sidebands with out-of-phase intensity variation between the polarization resolved soliton spectra was firstly observed, which was identified to be caused by the energy exchange between the two soliton polarization components. Other features of the FWM spectral sidebands and the soliton internal FWM were also experimentally investigated and numerically confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2008
Published: August 6, 2008

Citation
H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, and N. Xiang, "Coherent energy exchange between components of a vector soliton in fiber lasers," Opt. Express 16, 12618-12623 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12618


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