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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1989
  • pp: 320–322

Parametric soliton laser

Kazunori Suzuki, Masataka Nakazawa, and Hermann A. Haus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 320-322 (1989)

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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)

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