Bright-dark rogue wave in mode-locked fibre laser

Mario Bertolotti (Editor), Joseph W. Haus (Editor), Alexei M. Zheltikov (Editor), Hani Kbashi, Stanislav Kolpakov, Amós Martinez, Chengbo Mou, Sergey V. Sergeyev

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
EventSPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, 2017 - Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 8 Jun 2017 → …


ConferenceSPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, 2017
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
Period8/06/17 → …

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  • Optical rogue wave,
  • Bright-Dark rogue wave
  • rogue wave
  • mode-locked fiber laser
  • polarization instability


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