On the basis of numerical simulation results, we put forward a way to realize harmonic passive mode locking of fiber lasers with an ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse train. The equidistant distribution of ultrashort pulses filling the total laser cavity is due to bound-soliton mechanisms. In the case of large bound energy, such long soliton trains are very stable and have the ideal periodic structure as a soliton crystal.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: September 30, 2008
Andrey Komarov, Adil Haboucha, and François Sanchez, "Ultrahigh-repetition-rate bound-soliton harmonic passive mode-locked fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 33, 2254-2256 (2008)