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Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 2, 020012-1 (2019)

Observation of chaotic polarization attractors from a graphene mode locked soliton fiber laser

Chang Zhao1, Qianqian Huang1, Mohammed Al Araimi2, Aleksey Rozhin3, Sergey Sergeyev3, and Chengbo Mou1,*

Author Affiliations

  • 1Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access Networks, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Communication and Data Science, Joint International Research Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Advanced Communication, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
  • 2Higher College of Technology, Al-Khuwair 133, Sultanate of Oman
  • 3Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

Abstract

We have demonstrated an all-fiber passively mode locked erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) based on graphene–polyvinyl-alcohol film. By watchfully adjusting the polarization controller, two different polarization attractors, including polarization locked vector solitons and a circular attractor, can be observed. This is first time, to the best of our knowledge, to explore the dynamics polarization attractors exhibited by a vector soliton generated from an EDFL based on graphene.