Rogue waves generation via nonlinear soliton collision in multiple-soliton state of a mode-locked fiber laser

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We report for the first time, rogue waves generation in a mode-locked fiber laser that worked in multiple-soliton state in which hundreds of solitons occupied the whole laser cavity. Using real-time spatio-temporal intensity dynamics measurements, it is unveiled that nonlinear soliton collision accounts for the formation of rogue waves in this laser state. The nature of interactions between solitons are also discussed. Our observation may suggest similar formation mechanisms of rogue waves in other systems.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21256-21263
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number19
Early online date6 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2016

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/Funding: EC Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (628198), ERC project ULTRALASER; H2020 project CARDIALLY; and Russian Ministry of Education and Science (project 14.584.21.0014).


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