A 10-GHz soliton source with pulse duration between 4-8 ps and wavelength continuously tunable from 1530 to 1563 nm is presented. Using regeneratively mode-locking technology, the harmonically mode-locked fiber ring laser could work without pulse dropout at room temperature when no cavity length or polarization maintaining mechanism is available. Applying only one 980-nm laser diode pump, the average output power reaches more than 4 mW.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
Bin Tan, Zhiyong Li, Zhaoying Wang, Chunfeng Ge, Dongfang Jia, Wenjun Ni, and Shichen Li, "Wavelength and duration tunable soliton generation from a regeneratively mode-locked fiber laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 604-606 (2004)