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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 153–155

Dispersion management in a harmonically mode-locked fiber soliton laser

Thomas F. Carruthers, Irl N. Duling III, Moshe Horowitz, and Curtis R. Menyuk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 153-155 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000153


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Abstract

Harmonically mode-locked Er-fiber soliton lasers have become a reliable source of high-repetition-rate picosecond pulses in high-speed communications and photonic analog-to-digital conversion systems because of their low-noise, dropout-free operation. We have fabricated such a laser with a strongly dispersion-managed cavity and modeled its operation, and we have found that dispersion management significantly extends the power range over which uninterrupted single-pulse production is attained and dramatically decreases the effects of amplified spontaneous emission on the phase noise of the laser.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Thomas F. Carruthers, Irl N. Duling III, Moshe Horowitz, and Curtis R. Menyuk, "Dispersion management in a harmonically mode-locked fiber soliton laser," Opt. Lett. 25, 153-155 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-3-153


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