We have generated pulses as short as 4 psec at 1530 nm from a mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser. The mode locker is a wide-bandwidth, lithium niobate guided-wave modulator, and the fiber laser is completely integrated. We present evidence that soliton pulse shaping is playing a key role in the formation of the pulses.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 19, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 1989
Published: November 15, 1989
J. D. Kafka, D. W. Hall, and T. Baer, "Mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser with soliton pulse shaping," Opt. Lett. 14, 1269-1271 (1989)