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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1984
  • pp: 13–15

The soliton laser

L. F. Mollenauer and R. H. Stolen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 13-15 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.9.000013


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Abstract

By incorporating a length of single-mode, polarization-preserving fiber into the feedback loop of a mode-locked color-center laser (λ ~ 1.4–1.6 μm), we have created a device that we call the soliton laser. Pulse width (2.0 to 0.21 psec obtained to date) is determined by fiber length, in accordance with N = 2 soliton behavior. Production of <50-fsec-wide pulses is indicated for compression in an additional, external fiber.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 17, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 1983
Published: January 1, 1984

Citation
L. F. Mollenauer and R. H. Stolen, "The soliton laser," Opt. Lett. 9, 13-15 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-9-1-13

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