Abstract

An amplifying nonlinear-optical fiber loop mirror is used as the gain element in an all-fiber ring laser. The resulting double-loop structure resembles a figure eight. The output of the amplifying nonlinear-optical fiber loop mirror is fed back to the input through an optical isolator to ensure unidirectional operation. The laser produces 2-ps transform-limited pulses. The pulse energy corresponds to that of the fundamental soliton in the fiber used.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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G. P. Agrawal, in Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper ThA5.

Armitage, J. R.

K. Smith, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, N. J. Doran, S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 26, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Avramopoulos, H.

H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

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Doran, N. J.

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H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

Haberl, F.

Hall, D. W.

Hochreiter, H.

Hofer, M.

Houh, H.

H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

Kafka, J. D.

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Mollenauer, L. F.

Morse, T.

H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

Nayar, B. K.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Payne, D. N.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP3.

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D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP3.

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K. Smith, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, N. J. Doran, S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 26, 1151 (1990).
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Takada, A.

A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

Wood, David

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K. Smith, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, N. J. Doran, S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 26, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

K. Smith, J. R. Armitage, R. Wyatt, N. J. Doran, S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 26, 1151 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

H. Avramopoulos, H. Houh, N. A. Whitaker, M. C. Gabriel, T. Morse, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP8.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper PDP3.

G. P. Agrawal, in Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), paper ThA5.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Configuration of the figure-eight laser. The loop of fiber in the nonlinear mirror was varied from 90 to 2 m.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation and (b) the spectrum of the laser output, with ΔνΔτ = 0.32.

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P s = A eff λ / n 2 L ( g - 1 )
P 1 = ( 0.776 λ 3 π 2 c n 2 ) D A eff τ 2 ,
τ 2 = ( 0.776 λ 2 π 2 c ) D L ( g - 1 ) ,

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