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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 19322–19329

Dissipative solitons in a passively mode-locked Er-doped fiber with strong normal dispersion

A. Cabasse, B. Ortaç, G. Martel, A. Hideur, and J. Limpert  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 19322-19329 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.019322


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Abstract

We report on ultrashort pulse generation from a passively modelocked erbium fiber laser operating in the highly positive dispersion regime. Highly-chirped pulses with 5.3 ps duration and spectral bandwidth of 8.3 nm are generated. They are extra-cavity compressed down to 757 fs. Numerical simulations confirm the experimental results and show that these pulses could be interpreted as dissipative solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2008
Published: November 7, 2008

Citation
A. Cabasse, B. Ortaç, G. Martel, A. Hideur, and J. Limpert, "Dissipative solitons in a passively mode-locked Er-doped fiber with strong normal dispersion," Opt. Express 16, 19322-19329 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-19322


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