Polarization attractors driven by vector soliton rain

Abstract

Soliton rain is a bunch of small soliton pulses slowly drifting near the main pulse having the period of a round trip. For Er-doped fiber laser mode-locked by carbon nanotubes, for the first time, we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically a new type of polarization attractors controllable by vector soliton rain. With adjusting the pump power, vector soliton rain takes the form of pulses with rotating states of polarization which enable transforming slowly evolving trajectories on the Poincaré sphere from the double-scroll spiral to the circle. The obtained results on controlling complex multisoliton dynamics can be of interest in laser physics and engineering with potential applications in spectroscopy, metrology, and biomedical diagnostics.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.462491
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: Published by Optica Publishing Group under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Funding: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (EID MOCCA (814147), ETN MEFISTA (861152)); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/W002868/1).
Publication ISSN: 1094-4087
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-09-26
Published Online Date: 2022-09-15
Accepted Date: 2022-08-27
Authors: Sergeyev, Sergey V. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1515-5019)
Eliwa, Mahmoud
Kbashi, Hani (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6343-248X)

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