Abstract

Modulational instability (MI) is employed in a self-induced ring cavity configuration based on highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber (HNL DSF) and an erbium-doped fiber amplifier to generate a continuous-wave 262-GHz train of 365-fs optical solitons. The laser operates around 1540 nm, with an average output power of 15 mW. MI is achieved at a low threshold as a result of low average cavity dispersion and high fiber nonlinearity. It is shown that, because of the normal dispersion of the HNL DSF, the solitons exist in the average soliton regime.

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[CrossRef]

T. Tsuzaki, M. Kakui, M. Hirano, M. Onishi, Y. Nakai, and M. Nishimura, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MA3.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
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N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, and J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Tai, A. Tomita, J. L. Jewell, and A. Hasegawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 236 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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T. Tsuzaki, M. Kakui, M. Hirano, M. Onishi, Y. Nakai, and M. Nishimura, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MA3.

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K. Tai, A. Tomita, J. L. Jewell, and A. Hasegawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 236 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, and J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. Hasegawa and W. F. Brinkman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 694 (1980).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

K. J. Blow and N. J. Doran, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 369 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Fiber Technol.

M. Onishi, T. Okuno, T. Kashiwada, S. Ishikawa, N. Akasaka, and M. Nishimura, Opt. Fiber Technol. 4, 204 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Phys. Rev. A

M. Nakazawa, K. Suzuki, and H. A. Haus, Phys. Rev. A 38, 5193 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

K. Tai, A. Hasegawa, and A. Tomita, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 135 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

T. Tsuzaki, M. Kakui, M. Hirano, M. Onishi, Y. Nakai, and M. Nishimura, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 54 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), paper MA3.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of the self-induced MI ring laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

MI laser output spectrum for 280-mW EDFA output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Second-harmonic generation (SHG) autocorrelations of the optimized output of the MI laser for an EDFA output power of 280 mW for time scales of 43 ps and (inset) 8 ps.

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