We report a theoretical and experimental study of the amplification of femtosecond soliton pulses generated by a passively mode-locked fiber laser in a high-gain erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). Results on the spectral and temporal evolution of 450-fs soliton pulses propagating within an EDFA are presented. Power gains as high as 30 dB and the generation of sub-100-fs Raman colored solitons are observed. The results are found to be well described by the theoretical model presented.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 1, 1992
Published: November 15, 1992
D. J. Richardson, V. V. Afanasjev, D. N. Payne, and A. B. Grudinin, "Amplification of femtosecond pulses in a passive, all-fiber soliton source," Opt. Lett. 17, 1596-1598 (1992)