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Soliton as strange attractor: nonlinear synchronization and chaos

Soto-Crespo, Jose M; Akhmediev, Nail


We show that dissipative solitons can have dynamics similar to that of a strange attractor in low-dimensional systems. Using a model of a passively mode-locked fiber laser as an example, we show that soliton pulsations with periods equal to several round-trips of the cavity can be chaotic, even though they are synchronized with the round-trip time. The chaotic part of this motion is quantified using a two-dimensional map and estimating the Lyapunov exponent. We found a specific route to chaotic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-06-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.024101


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