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First Experimental Observation of Polarization Locked Temporal Vector Solitons

  • B. C. Collings
  • S. T. Cundiff
  • N. N. Akhmediev
  • J. M. Soto-Crespo
  • K. Bergman
  • W. H. Knox
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)

Abstract

We experimentally observe polarization locked temporal vector solitons, i.e. solitons that preserve their polarization despite a birefringent environment, in a passively mode-locked fiber laser. The two intracavity orthogonal polarization modes of a 420 fs soliton pulse phase lock when the differential nonlinear phase shift arising from their unequal intensities compensates for the linear cavity birefringence. The stabilization mechanism involving the nonlinear coherent energy coupling between components is described.

Keywords

Nonlinear Phase Shift Vector Soliton Fundamental Soliton Lock Fiber Laser Orthogonal Polarization Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. C. Collings
    • 1
    • 5
  • S. T. Cundiff
    • 2
  • N. N. Akhmediev
    • 3
  • J. M. Soto-Crespo
    • 4
  • K. Bergman
    • 1
  • W. H. Knox
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.JILAUniversity of Colorado and NISTBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre, Optical Sciences CentreThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  4. 4.Insituto de OpticaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientificasMadridSpain
  5. 5.Bell LaboratoriesLucent TechnologiesHolmdelUSA

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