Abstract

Ultrashort soliton source, with very high repetition rate, is a necessity for next generation optical fiber communication. A very simple passively mode-locked fiber ring laser centered at 1566 nm, which is based on the modulation instability (MI) theory, is proposed. Using high Erbium-doped (6470ppm) Bismuth fiber, a soliton pulse train, with 660 GHz repetition rate and pulse width of 420 fs, has been observed in a 11.5m short cavity for the first time.

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[CrossRef]

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Baoxi Xu, Gaoqiang Yuan, Chong Wei Chuah, Honggang Wang and Tow Chong Chong, �??40GHz pulse generation and performance analysis of actively mode-locked fiber ring laser,�?? ICOCN, 14H2, Singapore (2002)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Kamal K.Gupta, Noriaki Onodera, Kazi S.Abedin and Masaharu Hyodo, �??Pulse repetition frequency multiplication via intracavity optical filtering in AM mode-locked fiber ring lasers,�?? IEEE Photo. Tech. Lett. 14, 284-286 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. (1)

G. Yandong, S. Ping, T.Dingyuan, �??298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,�?? Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320-333 (2002)
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett (2)

Eiji Yoshida, Masataka Nakazawa, �??Low-threshold 115GHz Continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser,�?? Opt. Lett 22, 1409-1411 (1997)
[CrossRef]

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Diagram of MIMLFRL

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Spectrum of 660GHz soliton output

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SHG autocorrelation trace output at (a) 50ps and (b) 5ps scan range

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Wide-pulse from oscilloscope under pump of 440mw

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Ω max = ± ( 2 γ P 0 β 2 ) 1 2
f = Ω max 2 π
P 0 = 3.11 β 2 γ τ 2
f = Ω max 2 π = 2.5 2 π τ 0.4 τ

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