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D.A. Korobko, V.A. Ribenek, P.A. Itrin, A.A. Fotiadi, Birth and annihilation of solitons in harmonically mode-locked fiber laser cavity through continuous wave injection, Optical Fiber Technology, Volume 75, 2023, 103216, ISSN 1068-5200,

Birth and annihilation of solitons in harmonically mode-locked fiber laser cavity through continuous wave injection

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Author: Korobko, D. A.1; Ribenek, V. A.1; Itrin, P. A.1;
Organizations: 1Ulyanovsk State University, 42 Leo Tolstoy Street, Ulyanovsk 432970, Russian Federation
2Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Electromagnetism and Telecommunication Department, University of Mons, Mons B-7000, Belgium
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-02-10


We have performed the experimental and numerical studies exploring dynamical processes in a harmonically mode-locked fiber laser responsible for birth and annihilation of solitons in the laser ring cavity. The injection of external continuous wave (CW) allows one-by-one change of the number of solitons in the laser cavity thus enabling the fine-tuning of the pulse repetition rate. We present new experimental observations of the laser transition dynamics associated with the changes of the soliton numbers and give clear insight into the possible physical mechanisms responsible for these effects.

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Series: Optical fiber technology
ISSN: 1068-5200
ISSN-E: 1095-9912
ISSN-L: 1068-5200
Volume: 75
Article number: 103216
DOI: 10.1016/j.yofte.2022.103216
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
Funding: The work is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Megagrant program, #075-15-2021-581) and Russian Science Foundation (grant #19-72-10037P). A.A.F. is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (H2020-MSCA-IF-2020, #101028712).
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