Dissipative solitons compounds in a fiber laser. Analogy with the states of the matter
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- Amrani, F., Haboucha, A., Salhi, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 99: 107. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3774-7
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We investigate experimentally ordered and disordered pattern formation of solitons in a double-clad fiber laser. We point out an analogy between the different states of matter and the states of a set of dissipative solitons. In particular, we have identified a gas, a supersonic gas flow, a liquid, a polycrystal and a crystal of solitons. The different states are obtained only by adjustment of the intracavity phase plates.