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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2003 (1)

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

2002 (3)

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

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]

G. Yandong, S. Ping, and T. Dingyuan, “298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,” Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320–333 (2002)
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

J. Azana and M.A. Muriel, “Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates,” IEEE J. Sel. Quantum Electron. 37, 728–744 (2001)
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

1997 (1)

Eiji Yoshida and Masataka Nakazawa, “Low-threshold 115GHz Continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett 22, 1409–1411 (1997)
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

I. N. Duling, III, “Subpicosecond all fiber erbium lasers,” Elec. Lett. 27, 544–545 (1991)
[Crossref]

1989 (2)

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part I: Experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2036–2044 (1989)
[Crossref]

Abedin, Kazi S.

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]

Agrawal, Govind P.

Govind P. Agrawal. Nonlinear fiber optics, (New York: Academic Press, 1995)

Ahn, Joon Tae

Azana, J.

J. Azana and M.A. Muriel, “Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates,” IEEE J. Sel. Quantum Electron. 37, 728–744 (2001)
[Crossref]

Cheng, T.H.

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

Chong, Tow Chong

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)

Chuah, Chong Wei

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)

Cristiani, I.

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dingyuan, T.

G. Yandong, S. Ping, and T. Dingyuan, “298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,” Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320–333 (2002)
[Crossref]

Duling, III, I. N.

I. N. Duling, III, “Subpicosecond all fiber erbium lasers,” Elec. Lett. 27, 544–545 (1991)
[Crossref]

Fontana, F.

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Franco, P.

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gong, Y. D.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Gong, Y.D.

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

Gupta, Kamal K.

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]

Haus, Hermann A

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part I: Experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2036–2044 (1989)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Hyodo, Masaharu

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]

Jeon, Min-Yong

Kim, Kyong Hon

Kubota, Hirokazu

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Lai, W. J.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Lee, Ei-Hang

Lee, Hak Kyu

Lim, Dong Sung

Lu, C.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Man, W. S.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Midrio, M.

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Muriel, M.A.

J. Azana and M.A. Muriel, “Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates,” IEEE J. Sel. Quantum Electron. 37, 728–744 (2001)
[Crossref]

Nakazawa, Masataka

Eiji Yoshida and Masataka Nakazawa, “Low-threshold 115GHz Continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett 22, 1409–1411 (1997)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part I: Experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2036–2044 (1989)
[Crossref]

Onodera, Noriaki

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]

Ping, S.

G. Yandong, S. Ping, and T. Dingyuan, “298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,” Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320–333 (2002)
[Crossref]

Qi, Z. W.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Romagnoli, M.

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shum, P.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

Tam, H. Y.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Tang, D. Y.

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Tang, D.Y.

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

uzuki, Kazunri

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part I: Experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2036–2044 (1989)
[Crossref]

Wang, Honggang

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)

Wen, Q.

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

Xu, Baoxi

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)

Yandong, G.

G. Yandong, S. Ping, and T. Dingyuan, “298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,” Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320–333 (2002)
[Crossref]

Yoshida, Eiji

Eiji Yoshida and Masataka Nakazawa, “Low-threshold 115GHz Continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett 22, 1409–1411 (1997)
[Crossref]

Yuan, Gaoqiang

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)

Elec. Lett. (1)

I. N. Duling, III, “Subpicosecond all fiber erbium lasers,” Elec. Lett. 27, 544–545 (1991)
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, Hirokazu Kubota, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part II: Theory,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2045–2052 (1989)
[Crossref]

Masataka Nakazawa, Kazunri uzuki, and Hermann A Haus, “The modulational instability laser—Part I: Experiment,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2036–2044 (1989)
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Azana and M.A. Muriel, “Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates,” IEEE J. Sel. Quantum Electron. 37, 728–744 (2001)
[Crossref]

IEEE Photo. Tech. Lett. (1)

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, and T. Dingyuan, “298fs Passively Mode Locked Ring Fiber Soliton Laser,” Micro. & Opt. Tech. Lett. 32, 320–333 (2002)
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, Z. W. Qi, W. J. Lai, W. S. Man, and H. Y. Tam, “Closed spaced ultra-short bound solitons from DI-NOLM figure 8 fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 220, 297–302 (2003)
[Crossref]

Y.D. Gong, P. Shum, T.H. Cheng, Q. Wen, and D.Y. Tang, “Bound soliton pulses in passively mode locked fiber laser,” Opt. Commun. 200, 389–399 (2002)
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett (2)

Eiji Yoshida and Masataka Nakazawa, “Low-threshold 115GHz Continuous-wave modulational-instability erbium-doped fiber laser,” Opt. Lett 22, 1409–1411 (1997)
[Crossref]

P. Franco, F. Fontana, I. Cristiani, M. Midrio, and M. Romagnoli, “Self-induced modulational-instability laser,” Opt. Lett 20, 2009–2011 (1995)
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

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)

Govind P. Agrawal. Nonlinear fiber optics, (New York: Academic Press, 1995)

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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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