A family of compact pulsed fiber lasers is described that employs broadband, wavelength-flexible Raman scattering in passively mode-locked figure-of-eight fiber laser geometries. Specifically, sources at 1.57, 1.33, and 1.41 µm with respective soliton durations of 440, 500, and 860 fs are reported. Operation is possible at other wavelengths with a suitable pump source, gain fiber, and components.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
D. A. Chestnut and J. R. Taylor, "Wavelength-versatile subpicosecond pulsed lasers using Raman gain in figure-of-eight fiber geometries," Opt. Lett. 30, 2982-2984 (2005)