Abstract

We report a simple all-fiber sliding-frequency soliton laser incorporating a recently developed low-insertion-loss acousto-optic fiber frequency shifter. The frequency shifter simultaneously provides the spectral filtering and polarizing properties required for pulsed operation to be obtained.

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1994 (2)

T. A. Birks, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, C. N. Pannell, Opt. Lett. 19, 1964 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

A. B. Grundinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

H. Sabert, E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992 (2)

L. F. Mollenauer, J. P. Gordon, S. G. Evangelides, Opt. Lett. 17, 1575 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Davey, K. Smith, A. McGuire, Electron. Lett. 28, 482 (1992)A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Birks, T. A.

T. A. Birks, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, C. N. Pannell, Opt. Lett. 19, 1964 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 8 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 16.

Bossalini, L.

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Brinkmeyer, E.

H. Sabert, E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Culverhouse, D. O.

T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 8 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 16.

Davey, R. P.

R. P. Davey, K. Smith, A. McGuire, Electron. Lett. 28, 482 (1992)A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Evangelides, S. G.

Farwell, S. G.

T. A. Birks, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, C. N. Pannell, Opt. Lett. 19, 1964 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 8 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 16.

Fontana, F.

M. Romagnoli, W. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Franco, P.

M. Romagnoli, W. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

Grundinin, A. B.

A. B. Grundinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V. J.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

McGuire, A.

R. P. Davey, K. Smith, A. McGuire, Electron. Lett. 28, 482 (1992)A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Midrio, M.

M. Romagnoli, W. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

Pannell, C. N.

Payne, D. N.

A. B. Grundinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M. W.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

A. B. Grundinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Romagnoli, M.

M. Romagnoli, W. Wabnitz, P. Franco, M. Midrio, F. Fontana, G. E. Town, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 72 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Russell, P. St. J.

T. A. Birks, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, C. N. Pannell, Opt. Lett. 19, 1964 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 8 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 16.

Sabert, H.

H. Sabert, E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Smith, K.

R. P. Davey, K. Smith, A. McGuire, Electron. Lett. 28, 482 (1992)A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Town, G. E.

Wabnitz, S.

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wabnitz, W.

Electron. Lett. (5)

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991)I. N. Duling, Opt. Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Davey, K. Smith, A. McGuire, Electron. Lett. 28, 482 (1992)A. Takada, H. Miyazawa, Electron. Lett. 26, 217 (1990).
[CrossRef]

H. Sabert, E. Brinkmeyer, Electron. Lett. 29, 2122 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Fontana, L. Bossalini, P. Franco, M. Midrio, M. Romagnoli, S. Wabnitz, Electron. Lett. 30, 321 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Grundinin, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 29, 1860 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

T. A. Birks, D. O. Culverhouse, S. G. Farwell, P. St. J. Russell, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 8 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 16.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Laser configuration. In the absence of an acoustic flexural wave, all the light will leave via port 4. WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning curve and filter characteristics of the null coupler frequency shifter. The change in amplitude of the transmission peaks corresponds to two different acoustic drive frequencies: at 11.09 MHz (curve a) and at 11.13 MHz (curve b).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation and spectrum of 18-ps pulses. The apparent small pedestal level across the scan is an artifact of the measurement system; the pulses are generally pedestal free. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Time-domain behavior of the laser. (a) Fundamental; interpulse spacing 122 ns. (b) 500-MHz harmonic; interpulse spacing 2 ns.

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