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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3059–3061

Coexistence of polarization-locked and polarization-rotating vector solitons in a fiber laser with SESAM

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3059-3061 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003059


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Abstract

We report the experimental observation of the coexistence of polarization-locked vector solitons (PLVSs) and polarization-rotating vector solitons (PRVSs) in a fiber laser mode locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. It was found experimentally that interaction between the PLVSs in a fiber laser could lead to formation of bound states of PRVSs. Moreover, the bound PRVSs as a unit have the same group velocity as that of the PLVSs in the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2009
Published: October 5, 2009

Citation
L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, X. Wu, H. Zhang, and H. Y. Tam, "Coexistence of polarization-locked and polarization-rotating vector solitons in a fiber laser with SESAM," Opt. Lett. 34, 3059-3061 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3059


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