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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23866–23872

Experimental observation of vector solitons in a highly birefringent cavity of ytterbium-doped fiber laser

Xiaozhi Yuan, Tong Yang, Jiali Chen, Xin He, Huichang Huang, Shanhui Xu, and Zhongmin Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23866-23872 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.023866


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Abstract

We report on the first experimental observation of dark-bright and dark-dark vector solitons in a highly birefringent cavity of all-normal-dispersion ytterbium-doped fiber laser. With the usage of different length of polarization maintaining fibers in the cavity, totally four types of vector solitons with different features were observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2013
Published: September 30, 2013

Citation
Xiaozhi Yuan, Tong Yang, Jiali Chen, Xin He, Huichang Huang, Shanhui Xu, and Zhongmin Yang, "Experimental observation of vector solitons in a highly birefringent cavity of ytterbium-doped fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 23866-23872 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-23866


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