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VOLUME 88, NUMBER 7 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 18 FEBRUARY 2002 Experimental Evidence for Soliton Explosions
 

Summary: VOLUME 88, NUMBER 7 P H Y S I C A L R E V I E W L E T T E R S 18 FEBRUARY 2002
Experimental Evidence for Soliton Explosions
Steven T. Cundiff,1,* J. M. Soto-Crespo,2 and Nail Akhmediev3
1
JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado,
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440
2
Instituto de Óptica, C.S.I.C., Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid, Spain
3
Australian Photonics CRC, Optical Science Centre, Research School of Physics Science and Engineering,
Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
(Received 31 May 2001; published 4 February 2002)
We show, experimentally and numerically, that Ti:sapphire mode-locked lasers can operate in a regime
in which they intermittently produce exploding solitons. This happens when the laser operates near a
critical point. Explosions happen spontaneously, but external perturbations can trigger them. In stable
operation, all explosions have similar features, but are not identical. The characteristics of the explosions
depend on the intracavity dispersion.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.073903 PACS numbers: 42.65.­k, 47.20.Ky
The concept of solitons describes various physical phe-
nomena ranging from solitary waves on a water surface to

  

Source: Akhmediev, Nail - Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Optical Sciences Group

 

Collections: Engineering; Physics