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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1822–1828

Long-term stabilization of a 10 GHz 0.8 ps asynchronously mode-locked Er-fiber soliton laser by deviation-frequency locking

Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chien-Yu Lin, Ng Kam Sooi, and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1822-1828 (2006)

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Without using high speed RF feedback electronics, we successfully demonstrate a novel and economic long-term stabilization scheme for a 10 GHz 0.8 ps asynchronously mode-locked Er-fiber soliton laser by controlling the cavity length to lock the deviation frequency at 25 kHz. The required deviation frequency between the cavity harmonic frequency and the modulation frequency can be directly obtained from the low frequency electronic sideband of the laser output. The same feedback control unit is also useable for higher modulation frequencies, because the suitable deviation frequency always remains within the range of 15~40 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Wei-Wei Hsiang, Chien-Yu Lin, Ng Sooi, and Yinchieh Lai, "Long-term stabilization of a 10 GHz 0.8 ps asynchronously mode-locked Er-fiber soliton laser by deviation-frequency locking," Opt. Express 14, 1822-1828 (2006)

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