Bright-dark rogue wave in mode-locked fibre laser

Kbashi, Hani, Kolpakov, Stanislav, Martinez, Amós, Mou, Chengbo and Sergeyev, Sergey V. (2017). Bright-dark rogue wave in mode-locked fibre laser. IN: SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, 2017. Czech Republic, 2017-06-08.

Abstract

Rogue waves (RWs) are statistically rare localized waves with high amplitude that suddenly appear and disappear in oceans, water tanks, and optical systems [1]. The investigation of these events in optics, optical rogue waves, is of interest for both fundamental research and applied science. Recently, we have shown that the adjustment of the incavity birefringence and pump polarization leads to emerge optical RW events [2-4]. Here, we report the first experimental observation of vector bright-dark RWs in an erbium–doped stretched pulse mode-locked fiber laser. The change of induced in-cavity birefringence provides an opportunity to observe RW events at pump power is a little higher than the lasing threshold. Polarization instabilities in the laser cavity result in the coupling between two orthogonal linearly polarized components leading to the emergence of bright-dark RWs. The observed clusters belongs to the class of slow optical RWs because their lifetime is of order of a thousand of laser cavity roundtrip periods.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265038
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Event Title: SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, 2017
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Czech Republic
Event Dates: 2017-06-08
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical rogue wave,,Bright-Dark rogue wave,rogue wave,mode-locked fiber laser,polarization instability
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Published Date: 2017-06-08
Authors: Kbashi, Hani
Kolpakov, Stanislav ( 0000-0001-6947-8289)
Martinez, Amós
Mou, Chengbo
Sergeyev, Sergey V. ( 0000-0002-1515-5019)

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