Nonlinear pulse shaping and polarization dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasers

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We review our recent progress on the study of new nonlinear mechanisms of pulse shaping in passively mode-locked fiber lasers. These include a mode-locking regime featuring pulses with a triangular distribution of the intensity, and spectral compression arising from nonlinear pulse propagation. We also report on our recent experimental studies unveiling new types of vector solitons with processing states of polarization for multi-pulse and tightly bound-state soliton (soliton molecule) operations in a carbon nanotube (CNT) mode-locked fiber laser with anomalous dispersion cavity.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1442011
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Volume(Invited review paper) 28
Issue number12
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2014

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Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY-NC) licenses. Funding: Leverhulme Trust [RPG-278]; European Research Council; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [EP/J017582/1]; European Commission [324391]; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation [14.B25.31.0003]

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  • mode-locked fiber lasers, pulse shaping, pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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