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Polarization-Locked Temporal Vector Solitons in a Fiber Laser: Theory

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Author(s)

J M. Soto-Crespo, N N. Akhmediev, B C. Collings, S T. Cundiff, K Bergman, W H. Knox

Abstract

Stable polarization-locked temporal vector solitons are found in a saturable absorber modelocked fiber laser with weak cavity birefringence. The system is theoretically modeled with two coupled complex Ginzburg-Landau equations that include fiber birefringence, spectral filtering, saturable gain and slow saturable absorption. The solutions to this system are similar to elliptically polarized vector solitons in a lossless birefringent fiber. Numerical simulations show qualitative agreement with experimental results.
Citation
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics

Keywords

fiber birefringence, fiber laser, spectral filtering, vector solitons

Citation

Soto-Crespo, J. , Akhmediev, N. , Collings, B. , Cundiff, S. , Bergman, K. and Knox, W. (2008), Polarization-Locked Temporal Vector Solitons in a Fiber Laser: Theory, Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008