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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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Wu, X.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and X. Wu, Opt. Express 16, 10053 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, H.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and X. Wu, Opt. Express 16, 10053 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, L. M.

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, and X. Wu, Opt. Express 16, 10053 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Suomalainen, M. Guina, T. Hakulinen, O. G. Okhotnikov, T. G. Euser, and S. Marcinkevicius, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071112 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Y. Tang, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, Opt. Commun. 165, 189 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Lett. A (1)

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

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[CrossRef]

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz, Dissipative Solitons (Springer, 2005).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

A state of multiple PLVS operation of the laser. (a) The oscilloscope trace. (b) The corresponding optical spectrum and autocorrelation trace.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

State of multiple PRVS operation of the laser measured (a) before PBS and (b) after PBS.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Coexistence of PLVSs and PRVSs in the laser measured (a) before PBS and (b) after PBS.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Zooming-in of the bound VSs shown in Fig. 3. (a) and (b) were measured in two subsequent cavity roundtrips and after PBS.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Zooming-in of the bound state of VSs observed in Video A (Media 1) (2954 KB) and Video B (Media 2) (2892 KB).

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