Dynamics of the transition from polarization disorder to antiphase polarization domains in vector fiber lasers

Year: 2014

Authors: Lecaplain C., Grelu P., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR 6303 CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, 9 av. Alain Savary, 21078 Dijon, France; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell\’Informazione, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, Brescia 25123, Italy

Abstract: We demonstrate that nonlinear polarization coupling in a fiber ring laser without polarization-selective elements, subject to the effects of average anomalous dispersion, Kerr effect, and nonlinear gain saturation, can lead to the antisynchronization of spatiotemporal chaos into a wide variety of ordered laminar states of orthogonal polarization temporal domains. These antiphase polarization domains include stable lattices of soliton trains with high duty cycle at repetition rates of hundreds of MHz, as well as sparse trains of coupled dark and bright solitary waves.


Volume: 89 (6)      Pages from: 063812-1  to: 063812-10

KeyWords: Fiber lasers; Ring lasers; Solitons, Anomalous dispersion; Anti-synchronization; Fiber-ring lasers; Nonlinear polarizations; Orthogonal polarizations; Polarization domain; Spatiotemporal chaos; Temporal domain, Polarization
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.063812