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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2905–2910

Soliton generation from an actively mode-locked fiber laser incorporating an electro-optic fiber modulator

Mikael Malmström, Walter Margulis, Oleksandr Tarasenko, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2905-2910 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002905


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Abstract

This work demonstrates an actively mode-locked fiber laser operating in soliton regime and employing an all-fiber electro-optic modulator. Nonlinear polarization rotation is utilized for femtosecond pulse generation. Stable operation of the all-fiber ring laser is readily achieved at a fundamental repetition rate of 2.6 MHz and produces 460 fs pulses with a spectral bandwidth of 5.3 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2012
Published: January 24, 2012

Citation
Mikael Malmström, Walter Margulis, Oleksandr Tarasenko, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Soliton generation from an actively mode-locked fiber laser incorporating an electro-optic fiber modulator," Opt. Express 20, 2905-2910 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2905


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