Abstract

We demonstrate a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser employing a 151-cm-long bismuth-oxide-based erbium-doped fiber (Bi-EDF) and a 250-cm-long bismuth-oxide-based highly nonlinear fiber (Bi-HNLF). Continuous wavelength tuning covering both the conventional wavelength band and the longer wavelength band can be achieved by utilizing the wide gain bandwidth of the Bi-EDF. The pulse amplitude can also be equalized by adjusting the modulation parameters of the intracavity modulator. Ultra-high nonlinearity of the Bi-HNLF collaborates with spectral filtering by an optical bandpass filter to suppress the supermode noise quite effectively. The total cavity length is as short as 10 m. Stable and amplitude equalized pulses up to 40 GHz can be successfully generated over the entire wavelength tuning range.

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2004 (2)

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

H. K. Lee, K. Kim, and H. G. Kim, “Pulse-amplitude equalization of rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier loop mirror,” Opt. Commun. 160(1-3), 51–56 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (3)

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Li and K. T. Chan, “Electrical wavelength-tunable actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(6), 799–801 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

M. Nakazawa, K. Tamura, and E. Yoshida, “Supermode noise suppression in a harmonically modelocked fibre laser by selfphase modulation and spectral filtering,” Electron. Lett. 32(5), 461–463 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, “80–200 GHz erbium doped fibre laser using a rational harmonic mode-locking technique,” Electron. Lett. 32(15), 1370–1372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

Ahn, J. T.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blondel, M.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Chan, K. T.

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Li and K. T. Chan, “Electrical wavelength-tunable actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(6), 799–801 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Dagenais, M.

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Deparis, O.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Dong, X.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Duan, L.

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Emplit, P.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Feng, X.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gao, Y.

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Goldhar, J.

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gopinath, J. T.

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Haelterman, M.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, G. T.

Hsu, K.

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hu, Z.

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jeon, M. Y.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kai, G.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kim, H. G.

H. K. Lee, K. Kim, and H. G. Kim, “Pulse-amplitude equalization of rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier loop mirror,” Opt. Commun. 160(1-3), 51–56 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kim, H. Y.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K.

H. K. Lee, K. Kim, and H. G. Kim, “Pulse-amplitude equalization of rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier loop mirror,” Opt. Commun. 160(1-3), 51–56 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K. H.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kiyan, R.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lee, E. H.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H.

Lee, H. K.

H. K. Lee, K. Kim, and H. G. Kim, “Pulse-amplitude equalization of rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier loop mirror,” Opt. Commun. 160(1-3), 51–56 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, S.

S. Li and K. T. Chan, “Electrical wavelength-tunable actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(6), 799–801 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Li, Z.

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lim, D. S.

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, K. H. Kim, D. S. Lim, and H. Lee, “Pulse-amplitude-equalized output from a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 23(11), 855–857 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lou, C.

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Megret, P.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nakazawa, M.

M. Nakazawa, K. Tamura, and E. Yoshida, “Supermode noise suppression in a harmonically modelocked fibre laser by selfphase modulation and spectral filtering,” Electron. Lett. 32(5), 461–463 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, “80–200 GHz erbium doped fibre laser using a rational harmonic mode-locking technique,” Electron. Lett. 32(15), 1370–1372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ohishi, Y.

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ono, H.

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pottiez, O.

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, C. J. K.

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sotobayashi, H.

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sudo, S.

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Takushima, Y.

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

M. Nakazawa, K. Tamura, and E. Yoshida, “Supermode noise suppression in a harmonically modelocked fibre laser by selfphase modulation and spectral filtering,” Electron. Lett. 32(5), 461–463 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, M.

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, E.

M. Nakazawa, K. Tamura, and E. Yoshida, “Supermode noise suppression in a harmonically modelocked fibre laser by selfphase modulation and spectral filtering,” Electron. Lett. 32(5), 461–463 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, “80–200 GHz erbium doped fibre laser using a rational harmonic mode-locking technique,” Electron. Lett. 32(15), 1370–1372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, S.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, W.

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (4)

M. Nakazawa, K. Tamura, and E. Yoshida, “Supermode noise suppression in a harmonically modelocked fibre laser by selfphase modulation and spectral filtering,” Electron. Lett. 32(5), 461–463 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, “80–200 GHz erbium doped fibre laser using a rational harmonic mode-locking technique,” Electron. Lett. 32(15), 1370–1372 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. Y. Jeon, H. K. Lee, J. T. Ahn, D. S. Lim, H. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, and E. H. Lee, “External fibre laser based pulse amplitude equalisation scheme for rational harmonic modelocking in a ring-type fibre laser,” Electron. Lett. 34(2), 182–184 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Ono, M. Yamada, S. Sudo, and Y. Ohishi, “1.58 μm band Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped in the 0.98 and 1.48 μm bands,” Electron. Lett. 33, 876–877 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

Z. Li, C. Lou, K. T. Chan, Y. Li, and Y. Gao, “Theoretical and experimental study of pulse-amplitude-equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber ring laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(1), 33–37 (2001).
[CrossRef]

O. Pottiez, O. Deparis, R. Kiyan, M. Haelterman, P. Emplit, P. Megret, and M. Blondel, “Supermode noise of harmonically mode-locked erbium fiber lasers with composite cavity,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38(3), 252–259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

L. Duan, C. J. K. Richardson, Z. Hu, M. Dagenais, and J. Goldhar, “A stable smoothly wavelength-tunable picosecond pulse generator,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14(6), 840–842 (2002).
[CrossRef]

X. Feng, Y. Liu, S. Yuan, G. Kai, W. Zhang, and X. Dong, “Pulse-amplitude equalization in a rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using nonlinear modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(8), 1813–1815 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Sotobayashi, J. T. Gopinath, Y. Takushima, K. Hsu, and E. P. Ippen, “Broad-band wavelength-tunable, single frequency, and single polarization bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16(7), 1628–1630 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Li and K. T. Chan, “Electrical wavelength-tunable actively mode-locked fiber ring laser with a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10(6), 799–801 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. K. Lee, K. Kim, and H. G. Kim, “Pulse-amplitude equalization of rational harmonic mode-locked fiber laser using a semiconductor optical amplifier loop mirror,” Opt. Commun. 160(1-3), 51–56 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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A. Inaba and S. Yamashita, “Stabilization of multiwavelength mode-locked fiber laser using an intracavity SOA,” in in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuA3.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for evaluating the performance of a rational harmonic mode-locked short-cavity fiber ring laser using a Bi-EDF and a Bi-HNLF.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average output power versus the center wavelength.

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Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces at the center wavelength of 1575 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse width versus the center wavelength.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Time-bandwidth product versus the center wavelength.

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Fig. 6

Sampling oscilloscope traces at the center wavelength of 1575 nm.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Sampling oscilloscope trace at 1575 nm for the 10-GHz system without the Bi-HNLF.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Signal-to-noise ratio at the pulse intensity peak versus the center wavelength.

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