Induced solitons formed by cross-polarization coupling in a birefringent cavity fiber laser

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, Hwa Yaw Tam

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We report on the experimental observation of induced solitons in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a birefringence cavity. Owing to the cross coupling between the two orthogonal polarization components of the laser, it was found that if a soliton was formed along one cavity polarization axis, a weak soliton was also induced along the orthogonal polarization axis, and depending on the net cavity birefringence, the induced soliton could have either the same or different center wavelengths to that of the inducing soliton. Moreover, the induced soliton always had the same group velocity as that of the inducing soliton. They formed a vector soliton in the cavity. Numerical simulations confirmed the experimental observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2317-2319
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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