Coherent energy exchange between components of a vector soliton in fiber lasers

H. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, L. M. Zhao, N. Xiang
2008 Optics Express  
We report on the experimental evidence of four wave mixing (FWM) between the two polarization components of a vector soliton formed in a passively mode-locked fiber laser. Extra spectral sidebands with out-of-phase intensity variation between the polarization resolved soliton spectra was firstly observed, which was identified to be caused by the energy exchange between the two soliton polarization components. Other features of the FWM spectral sidebands and the soliton internal FWM were also
more » ... erimentally investigated and numerically confirmed.
doi:10.1364/oe.16.012618 pmid:18711498 fatcat:mkrbkfokgbbsjexu3g5iieik5i