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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 15211–15217

Polarization attractors in harmonic mode-locked fiber laser

Tatiana Habruseva, Chengbo Mou, Alex Rozhin, and Sergey V. Sergeyev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 15211-15217 (2014)

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We report on a polarimetry of harmonic mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotubes saturable absorber. We find new types of vector solitons with locked, switching and precessing states of polarization. The underlying physics presents interplay between birefringence of a laser cavity created by polarization controller along with light induced anisotropy caused by polarization hole burning.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2014
Published: June 13, 2014

Tatiana Habruseva, Chengbo Mou, Alex Rozhin, and Sergey V. Sergeyev, "Polarization attractors in harmonic mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Express 22, 15211-15217 (2014)

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