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, Hwa Yaw Tam

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3059-3061
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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