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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 528–530

10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking

Preetpaul S. Devgan, Jacob Lasri, Renyong Tang, Vladimir S. Grigoryan, William L. Kath, and Prem Kumar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 528-530 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000528


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Abstract

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.

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OCIS Codes
(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

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-5-528

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