Abstract

We have generated pulses as short as 4 psec at 1530 nm from a mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser. The mode locker is a wide-bandwidth, lithium niobate guided-wave modulator, and the fiber laser is completely integrated. We present evidence that soliton pulse shaping is playing a key role in the formation of the pulses.

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1989 (3)

M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 14, 219 (1989); M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, G. S. Kino, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP6.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

G. Geister, R. Ulrich, Opt. Commun. 68, 187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, P. C. Becker, Opt. Lett. 12, 888 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 22, 269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

1983 (1)

Alcock, I. P.

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 22, 269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Baer, T. M.

J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer, D. W. Hall, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FA3.

Becker, P. C.

Beernink, K. J.

P. K. York, K. J. Beernink, G. E. Fernandez, J. J. Coleman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper ThM3.

Coleman, J. J.

P. K. York, K. J. Beernink, G. E. Fernandez, J. J. Coleman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper ThM3.

Desurvire, E.

Duling, I. N.

I. N. Duling, L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FU5.

Farries, M. C.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ferguson, A. I.

Fernandez, G. E.

P. K. York, K. J. Beernink, G. E. Fernandez, J. J. Coleman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper ThM3.

Fontana, F.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Geister, G.

G. Geister, R. Ulrich, Opt. Commun. 68, 187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

I. N. Duling, L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FU5.

Gordon, J. P.

Hall, D. W.

J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer, D. W. Hall, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FA3.

Hanna, D. C.

M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 14, 219 (1989); M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, G. S. Kino, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP6.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 22, 269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Jauncey, I. M.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer, D. W. Hall, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FA3.

Kazer, A.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Mears, R. J.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

Morkel, P. R.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M. W.

M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 14, 219 (1989); M. W. Phillips, A. I. Ferguson, G. S. Kino, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP6.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

Poole, S. B.

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Reekie, L.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Righetti, A.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Scrivener, P. L.

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Shepherd, D. P.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

Simpson, J. R.

Stolen, R. H.

Suni, P. J.

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Tropper, A. C.

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 22, 269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ulrich, R.

G. Geister, R. Ulrich, Opt. Commun. 68, 187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Weller, J. F.

I. N. Duling, L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FU5.

York, P. K.

P. K. York, K. J. Beernink, G. E. Fernandez, J. J. Coleman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper ThM3.

Electron. Lett. (5)

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 22, 159 (1986).
[CrossRef]

I. P. Alcock, A. I. Ferguson, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, Electron. Lett. 22, 269 (1986).
[CrossRef]

D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, P. J. Suni, Electron. Lett. 25, 95 (1989); P. J. Suni, D. C. Hanna, A. Kazer, M. W. Phillips, D. P. Shepherd, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper TuP5.
[CrossRef]

R. I. Laming, M. C. Farries, P. R. Morkel, L. Reekie, D. N. Payne, P. L. Scrivener, F. Fontana, A. Righetti, Electron. Lett. 25, 12 (1989).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Mears, L. Reekie, I. M. Jauncey, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 23, 1026 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

G. Geister, R. Ulrich, Opt. Commun. 68, 187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (8)

Amphenol part no. 945-142-1000.

Crystal Technology model MZ315P.

Hewlett-Packard model 33002A.

Corning SMF-28.

P. K. York, K. J. Beernink, G. E. Fernandez, J. J. Coleman, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper ThM3.

Spectra-Physics model 2030 argon-ion laser and model 3900 titanium–sapphire laser.

J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer, D. W. Hall, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1989), paper FA3.

I. N. Duling, L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, in Digest of Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper FU5.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration for the mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser with an integrated electro-optic (E-O) modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation of the output pulse. The pulse width is 50 psec with a 2-psec coherence spike.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation of the output pulse with 2 km of fiber added to the oscillator loop.

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