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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2012
  • pp: 5211–5213

Pulse generation and propagation in dispersion-managed ultralong erbium-doped fiber lasers mode-locked by carbon nanotubes

H. G. Rosa and E. A. Thoroh de Souza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5211-5213 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.005211


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Abstract

We present a study of pulse generation and propagation in erbium-doped fiber lasers with cavity length varying from 8 m to 3.5 km. We demonstrate that soliton effect determines the pulse stabilization in ultralong cavities, measuring pulses with an average 7.0 ps pulsewidth for cavity lengths between 2.25 and 3.5 km. We also demonstrate that, by filling fundamental soliton requirements, pulsewidth can be determined by length and total dispersion cavity parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2012
Published: December 13, 2012

Citation
H. G. Rosa and E. A. Thoroh de Souza, "Pulse generation and propagation in dispersion-managed ultralong erbium-doped fiber lasers mode-locked by carbon nanotubes," Opt. Lett. 37, 5211-5213 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-24-5211


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