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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13134–13139

Intricate solitons state in passively mode-locked fiber lasers

Foued Amrani, Mohamed Salhi, Hervé Leblond, Adil Haboucha, and François Sanchez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13134-13139 (2011)

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We report a novel spontaneous soliton pattern formation in a figure-of-eight passively mode-locked erbium-doped double-clad fiber laser. It consists in a condensate phase in which there is almost periodic arrangement of alternate crystal and liquid soliton phases. Thanks to an adapted ansatz for the electric field, we perform a reconstruction allowing to clearly identify the soliton distribution along the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

Foued Amrani, Mohamed Salhi, Hervé Leblond, Adil Haboucha, and François Sanchez, "Intricate solitons state in passively mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Express 19, 13134-13139 (2011)

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