Abstract

We present an experimental study of a picosecond fiber soliton laser in which mode locking is achieved by the combined action of a multiple-quantum-well saturable absorber and a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror. In this configuration the multiple-quantum-well sample acts not only as a saturable absorber but also as a passive phase modulator, while the inclusion of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror fixes the energy of the generated pulses. The laser stably operates at a repetition rate of 250 MHz with a timing jitter below 10 ps.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Passive harmonic mode locking in soliton fiber lasers

A. B. Grudinin and S. Gray
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(1) 144-154 (1997)

Cladding-pumped passive harmonically mode-locked fiber laser

M. E. Fermann and J. D. Minelly
Opt. Lett. 21(13) 970-972 (1996)

660GHz soliton source based on modulation instability in a short cavity

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, C. Lu, and X. Guo
Opt. Express 11(20) 2480-2485 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription