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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2060–2063

3  GHz, watt-level femtosecond Raman soliton source

Jinkang Lim, Hung-Wen Chen, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, Guoqing Chang, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2060-2063 (2014)

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We demonstrate a 3 GHz repetition rate, femtosecond Raman soliton source with its wavelength tunable from 1.15 to 1.35 μm. We investigate the dependence of Raman soliton formation on different photonic-crystal fibers (PCFs), input powers, and fiber lengths. To produce a Raman soliton peaking at the same wavelength, shorter PCFs demand higher input average powers and consequently generate stronger Raman soliton pulses. Using 30 cm PCF NL-3.2-945, the resulting Raman soliton pulse at 1.35 μm has 0.9 W average power. The integrated relative intensity noise of the Raman soliton pulse at 1.35 μm generated from the 54-cm PCF NL-3.2-945 is as low as 0.33% from 100 Hz to 10 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3550) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Raman
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2014
Published: March 27, 2014

Jinkang Lim, Hung-Wen Chen, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, Guoqing Chang, and Franz X. Kärtner, "3  GHz, watt-level femtosecond Raman soliton source," Opt. Lett. 39, 2060-2063 (2014)

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