We have demonstrated an all-fiber passively mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) based on graphene–polyvinyl-alcohol film. By watchfully adjusting the polarization controller, two different polarization attractors, including polarization locked vector solitons and a circular attractor, can be observed. This is first time, to the best of our knowledge, to explore the dynamics polarization attractors exhibited by a vector soliton generated from an EDFL based on graphene.
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Zhao, C., Huang, Q., Al Araimi, M., Rozhin, O., Sergeyev, S., & Mou, C. (2019). Observation of chaotic polarization attractors from a graphene mode locked soliton fiber laser. Chinese Optics Letters, 17(2), . https://doi.org/10.3788/COL201917.020012