Slow deterministic vector rogue waves

S.V. Sergeyev*, S.A. Kolpakov, Ch. Mou, G. Jacobsen, S. Popov, V. Kalashnikov

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For an erbium-doped fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes, we demonstrate experimentally and theoretically a new type of the vector rogue waves emerging as a result of the chaotic evolution of the trajectories between two orthogonal states of polarization on the Poincare sphere. In terms of fluctuation induced phenomena, by tuning polarization controller for the pump wave and in-cavity polarization controller, we are able to control the Kramers time, i.e. the residence time of the trajectory in vicinity of each orthogonal state of polarization, and so can cause the rare events satisfying rogue wave criteria and having the form of transitions from the state with the long residence time to the state with a short residence time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReal-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications
EditorsBahram Jalali, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Daniel R. Solli, John M. Dudley
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-6284-1967-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2016
EventReal-Time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 15 Feb 201616 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045


ConferenceReal-Time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


Bibliographical note

S.V. Sergeyev; S.A. Kolpakov; Ch. Mou; G. Jacobsen; S. Popov and V. Kalashnikov "Slow deterministic vector rogue waves", Proc. SPIE 9732, Real-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications, 97320K (March 9, 2016).

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  • fiber lasers
  • mode'locking
  • polarization dynamics
  • rogue waves

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Sergeyev, S. V., Kolpakov, S. A., Mou, C., Jacobsen, G., Popov, S., & Kalashnikov, V. (2016). Slow deterministic vector rogue waves. In B. Jalali, S. K. Turitsyn, D. R. Solli, & J. M. Dudley (Eds.), Real-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications [97320K] (SPIE Proceedings; Vol. 9732). SPIE.