Applied Physics B

, Volume 99, Issue 1, pp 107–114

Dissipative solitons compounds in a fiber laser. Analogy with the states of the matter

  • F. Amrani
  • A. Haboucha
  • M. Salhi
  • H. Leblond
  • A. Komarov
  • F. Sanchez
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3774-7

Cite this article as:
Amrani, F., Haboucha, A., Salhi, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 99: 107. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3774-7

Abstract

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.

PACS

42.55.Wd42.81.Dp42.65.Re

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Amrani
    • 1
  • A. Haboucha
    • 1
  • M. Salhi
    • 1
  • H. Leblond
    • 1
  • A. Komarov
    • 2
  • F. Sanchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire POMA, FRE CNRS 2988Université d’AngersAngersFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Automation and ElectrometryRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia