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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11776–11781

Rains of solitons in a fiber laser

Souad Chouli and Philippe Grelu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11776-11781 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011776


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Abstract

We report a novel and intriguing nonlinear dynamics observed in a fiber laser cavity, in which soliton pulses are created from an extended noisy background and drift until they reach a condensed phase comprising several tens of aggregated solitons. This soliton flow can be adjusted with manual cavity tuning, and can even be triggered by the injection of an external low-power cw laser.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

Citation
Souad Chouli and Philippe Grelu, "Rains of solitons in a fiber laser," Opt. Express 17, 11776-11781 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-14-11776


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