Experimental results are presented for a study of the stability regime of an actively mode-locked polarization-maintaining fiber ring laser used as a memory. Observations indicate that the pulse widths in the memory can be reduced (by soliton effects) by a factor of approximately 4.4 below the pulse widths predicted by standard active mode-locking theory. Stability regions for the solitons are mapped and compared with theoretical predictions.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1996
Published: November 15, 1996
D. J. Jones, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, "Subpicosecond solitons in an actively mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1818-1820 (1996)