Vector solitons in mode locked fibre lasers

Sergey V. Sergeyev, Chengbo Mou, Tatiana Habruseva, Veronika Tsatourian, Gunnar Jacobsen, Sergei Popov, Sergei K. Turitsyn

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We overview our recent results on polarisation dynamics of vector solitons in erbium doped fibre laser mode locked with carbon nanotubes. Our experimental and theoretical study revealed new families of vector solitons for fundamental and bound-state soliton operations. The observed scenario of the evolution of the states of polarisation (SOPs) on the Poincare sphere includes fast polarisation switching between two and three SOPs along with slow SOP evolution on a double scroll chaotic attractor. The underlying physics presents an interplay between effects of birefringence of the laser cavity and light induced anisotropy caused by polarisation hole burning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2014 : 16th international conference on transparent optical networks
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
Place of PublicationWarsaw (PL)
PublisherNational Institute of Telecommunications
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5601-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5600-5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
Event16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Graz, Austria
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014


Conference16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2014


  • dissipative solitons
  • mode locked laser
  • polarisation dynamics


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