Abstract

We report on a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser, using a high nonlinear modulation depth saturable absorber mirror, in a Fabry-Perot cavity. A segment of dispersion compensation fiber is added inside the cavity in order to build a high-positive dispersion regime. The setup produced highly chirped pulses with an energy of 1.8 nJ at a repetition rate of 33.5 MHz. Numerical simulations accurately reflect our experimental results and show that pulse-shaping in this laser could be interpreted as producing ‘dissipative solitons’.

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Cabasse,

Chang, W.

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, "Dissipative solitons in normal-dispersion fiber lasers," Phys. Rev. A 77, 023814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other

N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz, "Dissipative Solitons: From Optics to Biology and Medicine," N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz, ed., (Springer, Berlin, 2008).

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