We demonstrate a regeneratively mode-locked fiber-optical parametric oscillator that utilizes intracavity dispersion compensation to generate pulses at a 10-GHz repetition rate in both soliton and nonsoliton regimes. At the threshold pump power the generated pulses are close to fundamental solitons. At higher pump powers we found a significant deviation of the pulses from the sech² shape. In addition, the use of an ultralow-jitter self-starting pump-pulse source in a regenerative feedback loop allows for a significant reduction of the signal's timing jitter and amplitude noise.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
Preetpaul S. Devgan, Jacob Lasri, Renyong Tang, Vladimir S. Grigoryan, William L. Kath, and Prem Kumar, "10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking," Opt. Lett. 30, 528-530 (2005)