Tunable erbium-ytterbium fiber sliding-frequency soliton laser

M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, G. E. Town

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Abstract

We characterize the soliton-train emission from an Er-Yb-doped fiber loop laser. We discuss the self-starting dynamics and pulse-repetition-rate control in this sliding-frequency soliton laser. We show that the laser truly self-starts after only one cavity round trip. In the steady state the laser emits a closely spaced train of solitons. We also show that the output pulse width may be controlled by the interplay of continuous frequency shifting, bandwidth-limited amplification, and nonlinear polarization rotation of the circulating solitons. The repetition rate is fixed by means of a weak intracavity feedback. The laser is tunable by shifting of the filter wavelength through the whole spectral band of the active fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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