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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10053–10058

Polarization rotation locking of vector solitons in a fiber ring laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and X. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10053-10058 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.010053


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Abstract

Polarization rotation of vector solitons in a fiber ring laser was experimentally studied. It was observed that the period of vector soliton polarization rotation could be locked to the cavity roundtrip time or multiple of it. We further show that multiple vector solitons can be formed in a fiber laser, and all the vector solitons have the same group velocity in cavity, however, their instantaneous polarization ellipse orientations could be orthogonal.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Citation
L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and X. Wu, "Polarization rotation locking of vector solitons in a fiber ring laser," Opt. Express 16, 10053-10058 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-14-10053


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