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Dissipative solitons in fiber lasers

 a, b,  c, d,  a, e,  a, e,  d,  a, e,  a, e
a Novosibirsk State University, ul. Pirogova2, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation
b Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom
c S I Vavilov State Optical Institute, Birzhevaya liniya 12, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation
d St.Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, ul. Sablinskaya14, St.Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation
e Institute of Computational Technologies of SB RAS, prosp. Akad. Lavrenteva 6, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation

Dissipative solitons (also known as auto-solitons) are stable, nonlinear, time- or space-localized solitary waves which occur due to balance between energy excitation and dissipation. This paper reviews the theory of dissipative solitons as applied to fiber laser systems. The discussion context includes the classical Ginzburg—Landau and Maxwell—Bloch equations and their modifications allowing the description of laser-resonator-produced waves. Practical examples of laser systems generating dissipative solitons are discussed.

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Keywords: dissipative solitons, optical solitons, fiber lasers, mode-locked lasers, generation of short pulses
PACS: 05.45.Yv, 42.55.Ah, 42.55.−f, 42.55.Wd, 42.60.Fc, 42.65.Tg, 42.81.Dp (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2015.12.037674
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2016/7/b/
Citation: Turitsyn S K, Rozanov N N, Yarutkina I A, Bednyakova A E, Fedorov S V, Shtyrina O V, Fedoruk M P "Dissipative solitons in fiber lasers" Phys. Usp. 59 642–668 (2016)
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Received: 23rd, November 2015, 23rd, December 2015

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