Polarization attractors in harmonic mode-locked fiber laser

Tatiana Habruseva, Chengbo Mou, Alex Rozhin, Sergey V. Sergeyev

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We report on a polarimetry of harmonic mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser with carbon nanotubes saturable absorber. We find new types of vector solitons with locked, switching and precessing states of polarization. The underlying physics presents interplay between birefringence of a laser cavity created by polarization controller along with light induced anisotropy caused by polarization hole burning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15211-15217
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
Early online date13 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2014

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This work was funded by the Marie Curie Action FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF, HARMOFIRE project, Grant No 299288, by the EPSRC (project UNLOC, EP/J017582/1), European Research Council (ULTRALASER) and FP7-PEOPLE-2012 IAPP (project GRIFFON, No 324391).


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