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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3489–3491

All-fiber-integrated soliton–similariton laser with in-line fiber filter

Zuxing Zhang, B. Öktem, and F. Ö. Ilday  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3489-3491 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003489


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber-integrated Er-doped fiber laser operating in the soliton–similariton mode-locking regime. In the similariton part of the cavity, a self-similarly evolving parabolic pulse with highly linear chirp propagates in the presence of normal dispersion. Following an in-line fiber-based birefringent filter, the pulse evolves into a soliton in the part of the cavity with anomalous dispersion. The similariton and the soliton pulses are dechirped to 75.5 and 167.2 fs, respectively, outside of the cavity. Mode-locked operation is very robust, owing to the influence of the two similariton and soliton attractors that predominate each half of the laser cavity. The experimental results are supported with numerical simulations, which provide good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2012
Published: August 16, 2012

Citation
Zuxing Zhang, B. Öktem, and F. Ö. Ilday, "All-fiber-integrated soliton–similariton laser with in-line fiber filter," Opt. Lett. 37, 3489-3491 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3489


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