Complex dynamics of passively mode-locked fiber lasers with strict polarization control

O. Pottiez, Y. E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, H. E. Ibarra-Villalon, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, H. Santiago-Hernandez, E. García-Sánchez, O.S. Torres-Muñoz, M. Bello-Jimenez

Abstract


In this work we browse an overview of the complex dynamics that arise in the non-stationary modes of operation of partly mode-locked fiber lasers under strict polarization control. Both ring and figure-eight cavities implementing saturable absorber mechanisms that rely on nonlinear polarization rotation were considered. The use of twisted fiber ensures robust operation, whereas precise polarization adjustments allow tailoring the nonlinear switching characteristic in a clear and repeatable manner. The enhanced flexibility of these sources allowed identifying and studying a broad spectrum of peculiar dynamics, in particular by implementing the temporal and spectral mapping techniques. These include the emergence, fusion, splitting, complex evolution and eventual decay of chaotic bunches of radiation, which are also subject to large spectral shifts, ample quasi-periodic instabilities, extreme-intensity events or the creation of solitons, among others, as well as the complex evolution of massively multiple soliton states. Finally, with the help of numerical simulation, several aspects of the physics underlying these puzzling behaviors could be elucidated.

Keywords


fiber lasers; passive mode locking; noise-like pulses; soliton dynamics; optical rogue waves

Full Text:

PDF

References


V. J. Matsas, D. J. Richardson, T. P. Newson, and D. N. Payne, Opt. Lett. 18 (1993) 358–60.

I.N. Duling III, Opt. Lett. 16 (1991) 539–41.

T. Tanemura and K. Kikuchi, J. Lightwave Technol. 24 (2006) 4108–19.

S.F. Feldman, D.A. Weinberger, and H.G. Winful, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10 (1993) 1191.

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 6th ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2019).

E. A. Kuzin, N. Korneev, J. W. Haus, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18 (2001) 919–25.

A. Flores-Rosas, J.I. Peralta-Hernandez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, B.A. Villagomez-Bernabe, G. Beltrán-Pérez, O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, R. Rojas-Laguna, and E.A. Kuzin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31 (2014) 821–6.

O. Pottiez, E.A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and F. Mendez-Martinez, Opt. Commun. 254 (2005) 152–67.

B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, P. Zaca-Moran, R. Grajales-Coutiño, F. Mendez-Martinez, O. Pottiez, R. Rojas-Laguna, and J. W. Haus, Opt. Express 13 (2005) 10760–7.

O. Pottiez, E.A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J.T. Camas-Anzueto, and F. Gutierrez-Zainos, Electron. Lett. 40 (2004) 892.

O. Pottiez, E.A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, J.T. Camas-Anzueto, and F. Gutierrez-Zainos, Opt. Express 17 (2004) 3878.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Commun. 271 (2007) 543–50.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 15 (2007) 2564–72.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15 (2009) 258–65.

O. Pottiez, E. A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, F. Gutierrez-Zainos, U. Ruiz-Corona, and J. T. Camas-Anzueto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17 (2005) 154-6.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Commun. 281 (2008) 1037–46.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. & Laser Technol. 41 (2009) 384–91.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Fiber Technol. 15 (2009) 172–80.

A. Gonzalez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutiño, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. & Laser Technol. 42 (2010) 1103–11.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public. 8 (2013) 130-59.

O. Pottiez, I. Armas-Rivera, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, G. Beltran-Perez, M. Duran-Sanchez, R.I. Alvarez-Tamayo, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E. A. Kuzin, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 27 (2015) 2272–5.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Commun. 281 (2008) 982–90.

O. Pottiez, E.A. Kuzin, and B. Ibarra-Escamilla, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19 (2007) 1347–9.

O. Pottiez, R. Paez-Aguirre, H. Santiago-Hernandez, M. Duran-Sanchez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, and A. Gonzalez-Garcia, Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015 (2015) 947567.

O. Pottiez, R. Paez-Aguirre, J.L. Cruz, M.V. Andrés, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Commun. 377 (2016) 41–51.

E. A. Kuzin, B. Ibarra Escamilla, D. E. Garcia-Gomez, and J.W. Haus, Opt. Lett. 15 (2001) 1559–61.

O. Pottiez, R. Grajales-Coutiño, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, and J.C. Hernández-García, Appl. Opt. 50 (2011) E24–31.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, J.C. Hernández-García, A, González-García, and M. Durán-Sánchez, Laser Phys. 24 (2014) 105104.

H. Santiago-Hernandez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, G. Beltran-Perez, I. Armas-Rivera, L.A. Rodriguez-Morales, O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, M. Duran-Sanchez, M.V. Hernandez-Arriaga and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 25 (2017) 25036–45.

Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodríguez, O. Pottiez, J.P. Lauterio Cruz, E. García-Sanchez, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, J. Opt. 21 (2019) 045504.

N. Akhmediev, J.M. Soto-Crespo, and G. Town, Phys. Rev. E 63 (2001) 056602.

A.F.J. Runge, N.G.R. Broderick, and M. Erkintalo, Optica 2 (2015) 36–9.

S. Chouli and P. Grelu, Opt. Express 17 (2009) 11776–81.

F. Amrani, A. Haboucha, M. Salhi, H. Leblond, A. Komarov, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 99 (2010) 107–14.

M. Horowitz, Y. Barad, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Lett. 22 (1997) 799–801.

D.V. Churkin, S. Sugavanam, N. Tarasov, S. Khorev, S.V. Smirnov, S.M. Kobtsev, and S.K. Turitsyn, Nat. Commun. 6 (2015) 7004.

Z. Wang, Z. Wang, Y.G. Liu, W. Zhao, H. Zhang, S. Wang, G. Yang, and R. He, Opt. Express 24 (2016) 14709–16.

S. Lee, L.A. Vazquez-Zuniga, H. Kim, Y. Kwon, K. Park, H. Kim, and Y. Jeong, Opt. Express 25 (2017) 28385–97.

C. Lecaplain and Ph. Grelu, Phys. Rev. A 90 (2014) 013805.

A.F.J. Runge, C. Aguergaray, N.G.R. Broderick, and M. Erkintalo, Opt. Lett. 39 (2014) 319-22.

S.V. Smirnov, S. Sugavanam, O.A. Gorbunov, and D.V. Churkin, Opt. Express 25 (2017) 23122–7.

B. Li, J. Kang, S. Wang, Y. Yu, P. Feng, and K.K.Y. Wong, Opt. Lett. 44 (2019) 4351–4.

S.D. Chowdhury, B.D. Gupta, S. Chatterjee, R. Sen, and M. Pal, J. Opt. 22 (2020) 065505.

C. Lecaplain, Ph. Grelu, J.M. Soto-Crespo, and N. Akhmediev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 233901.

S.D. Chowdhury, B.D. Gupta, S. Chatterjee, R. Sen, and M. Pal, Opt. Lett. 44 (2019) 2161–4.

Y.-Q. Huang, Y.-L. Qi, Z.-C. Luo, A.-P. Luo, and W.-C. Xu, Opt. Express 24 (2016) 7356–63.

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, A, Gonzalez-Garcia, and M. Duran-Sanchez, Laser Phys. 24 (2014) 015103.

J. P. Lauterio-Cruz, J. C. Hernandez-Garcia, O. Pottiez, J. M. Estudillo-Ayala, E. A. Kuzin, R. Rojas-Laguna, H. Santiago-Hernandez, and D. Jauregui-Vazquez, Opt. Express 24 (2016) 13778–87.

A. Boucon, B. Barviau, J. Fatome, C. Finot, T. Sylvestre, M.W. Lee, P. Grelu, and G. Millot, Appl. Phys. B 106 (2012) 283–7.

O. Pottiez, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, M. Duran-Sanchez, and A. Gonzalez-Garcia, Laser Phys. 24 (2014) 115103.

H. Santiago-Hernandez, O. Pottiez, R. Paez-Aguirre, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, A. Tenorio-Torres, M. Duran-Sanchez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, E.A. Kuzin, and J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, Laser Phys. 25 (2015) 045106.

H. Santiago-Hernandez, O. Pottiez, M. Duran-Sanchez, R.I. Alvarez-Tamayo, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 23 (2015) 18840–9.

O. Pottiez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, E. Garcia-Sanchez, and E.A. Kuzin, Laser Phys. 28 (2018) 085108.

E. Garcia-Sanchez, O. Pottiez, Y. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 24 (2016) 18917–30.

E. Garcia-Sanchez, O. Pottiez, Y. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Laser Phys. Lett. 13 (2016) 105106.

J.P. Laurerio-Cruz, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, O. Pottiez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, O.S. torres-Muñoz, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, and H. Rostro-Gonzalez, Opt. Express 27 (2019) 37196–213.

O. Pottiez, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.A. Minguela-Gallardo, E. Garcia-Sanchez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Laser Phys. Lett. 14 (2017) 105101.

H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, O. Pottiez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz and A. Gomez-Vieyra, Laser Phys. 28 (2018) 065103.

Z. Wang, Z. Wang, Y.G. Liu, R. He, G. Wang, G. Yang, and S. Han, Laser Phys. Lett. 15 (2018) 055101.

O. Pottiez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 27 (2019) 34742–59.

O.S. Torres-Muñoz, O. Pottiez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, H.E. Ibarra-Villalon, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Opt. Express 27 (2019) 17521–38.

O.S. Torres-Muñoz, O. Pottiez, Y.E. Bracamontes-Rodriguez, J.P. Lauterio-Cruz, J.C. Hernandez-Garcia, M. Bello-Jimenez, and E.A. Kuzin, Laser Phys. 29 (2019) 115401.

G. Herink, F. Kurtz, B. Jalali, D. R. Solli, and C. Ropers, Science 356 (2017) 50–4.

Z.Q. Wang, K. Nithyanandan, A. Coillet, P. Tchofo-Dinda, and Ph. Grelu, Nat. Commun. 10 (2019) 830.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


SUPLEMENTO DE LA REVISTA MEXICANA DE FÍSICA, year 2, issue 1 January-March, 2021. Non-periodical journal published by Sociedad Mexicana de Física, A. C. Departamento de Física, 2º Piso, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Alcaldía Coyacán, C.P. 04510 , Ciudad de México. Apartado Postal 70-348. Tel. (+52)55-5622-4946, https://rmf.smf.mx/ojs/rmf-s, rmf@ciencias.unam.mx. Chief Editor: José Alejandro Ayala Mercado.  INDAUTOR Certificate of Reserve: 04-2019-080216411400-203, ISSN: in process, both granted by Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor.  Responsible for the last update of this issue, Technical Staff of Sociedad Mexicana de Física, A. C., Fís. Efraín Garrido Román, 2º. Piso, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Alcaldía Coyacán, C.P. 04510 , Ciudad de México. Date of last modification, March 29, 2021.

The responsibility of the materials published in Suplemento de la Revista Mexicana de Física rests solely with their authors and their content does not necessarily reflect the criteria of the Editorial Committee or the Sociedad Mexicana de Física. The total or partial reproduction of the texts hereby published is authorized as long as the complete source and the electronic address of the publications are cited.

Suplemento de la Revista Mexicana de Física by Sociedad Mexicana de Física, A. C. is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License