The parametric soliton laser is described. It operates through parametric four-photon mixing in a synchronously pumped ring cavity. A dispersion-shifted single-mode fiber at 1.525 μm is used, and the pump wavelength is set at the wavelength of zero chromatic dispersion. Clear evidence of a threshold was found, and a pulse width of 210 fsec was obtained. An intensity-dependent carrier frequency was observed and is explained by phase matching through the nonlinear index.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 12, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 1989
Published: March 15, 1989
Kazunori Suzuki, Hermann A. Haus, and Masataka Nakazawa, "Parametric soliton laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 320-322 (1989)