We have made an experimental study of the time jitter in a harmonic passively mode-locked fiber soliton ring laser. We demonstrate that jitter as low as 600 fs (100–550 Hz), which is less than the soliton pulse width, can be achieved at a repetition frequency of 463 MHz. The results support the suggestion that the stability of the laser is dependent on the long-range soliton interaction through the excitation of acoustic waves that is induced by the propagating pulses.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 24, 1994
Published: January 15, 1995
S. Gray, A. B. Grudinin, W. H. Loh, and D. N. Payne, "Femtosecond harmonically mode-locked fiber laser with time jitter below 1 ps," Opt. Lett. 20, 189-191 (1995)