Abstract

We report on the dissipative soliton (DS) trapping in a fiber ring laser mode locked with a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and operated in normal dispersion regime. It was shown that despite the fact that a DS is strongly frequency chirped, two DSs formed along the two orthogonal polarization directions of a birefringent cavity fiber laser can incoherently couple and travel with the same group velocity in the laser. Numerical simulations have well confirmed the experimental observations.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Express

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Phys. Rev. A

W. Chang, A. Ankiewicz, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. A 78, 023830 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

J. M. Soto-Crespo, N. N. Akhmediev, V. V. Afanasjev, and S. Wabnitz, Phys. Rev. E 55, 4783 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and G. Town, Phys. Rev. E 63, 056602 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz, eds., Dissipative Solitons: from Optics to Biology and Medicine, Lecture Notes in Physics (Springer, 2008), Vol. 751.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber laser. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; EDF, erbium-doped fiber; PC, polarization controller; DCF, dispersion-compensated fiber; SESAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror; PBS, polarization beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Oscilloscope traces of the laser emission: (a) snapshots of the pulse train before the PBS (short cavity: Media 1: 567 KB , before the PBS; Media 2: 1744 KB , after the PBS), (b) long cavity before the PBS (Media 3: 1574 KB ), (c) long cavity after the PBS (Media 4: 2971 KB ), (d) optical spectrum corresponding to Media 1 and Media 2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Optical spectrum and (b) oscilloscope traces of pulse train of vector DSs.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Numerically simulated DS emission of the laser: (a) L b = 0.16 m (strong birefringence case, Media 5: 566 KB ), (b) L b = 1 m (moderate birefringence case, Media 6: 961 KB ), (c) optical spectrum of vector DSs.

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