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

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Boscolo, Sonia ; Sergeyev, Sergey V. ; Mou, Chengbo ; Tsatourian, Veronika ; Turitsyn, Sergei ; Finot, Christophe ; Mikhailov, Vitaly ; Rabin, Bryan ; Westbrook, Paul S. (2014)
  • Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD
  • Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B (issn: 0217-9792)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1142/S0217979214420119

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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