Abstract

We demonstrate a regeneratively mode-locked fiber-optical parametric oscillator that utilizes intracavity dispersion compensation to generate pulses at a 10-GHz repetition rate in both soliton and nonsoliton regimes. At the threshold pump power the generated pulses are close to fundamental solitons. At higher pump powers we found a significant deviation of the pulses from the sech2 shape. In addition, the use of an ultralow-jitter self-starting pump–pulse source in a regenerative feedback loop allows for a significant reduction of the signal’s timing jitter and amplitude noise.

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Durling, I. N.

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[Crossref]

Kumar, P.

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, V. S. Grigoryan, W. L. Kath, and P. Kumar, Electron. Lett. 40, 622 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058 (2003).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Liu, H.

K. K. Gupta, D. Novak, and H. Liu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 70 (2000).
[Crossref]

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T. R. Clark, T. F. Carruthers, P. J. Matthews, and I. N. Durling, Electron. Lett. 35, 720 (1999).
[Crossref]

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E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 548 (1999).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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K. K. Gupta, D. Novak, and H. Liu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 70 (2000).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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Tamura, K.

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[Crossref]

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P. Devgan, J. Lasri, R. Tang, and P. Kumar, Electron. Lett. 39, 1337 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058 (2003).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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D. van der Linde, Appl. Phys. B 39, 201 (1986).
[Crossref]

Windeler, R. S.

Yoshida, E.

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 548 (1999).
[Crossref]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and K. Tamura, Electron. Lett. 33, 1318 (1997).
[Crossref]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 30, 1603 (1994).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. van der Linde, Appl. Phys. B 39, 201 (1986).
[Crossref]

Electron. Lett. (6)

P. Devgan, J. Lasri, R. Tang, and P. Kumar, Electron. Lett. 39, 1337 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, V. S. Grigoryan, W. L. Kath, and P. Kumar, Electron. Lett. 40, 622 (2003).
[Crossref]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 30, 1603 (1994).
[Crossref]

K. S. Abedin and F. Kubota, Electron. Lett. 40, 58 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, and K. Tamura, Electron. Lett. 33, 1318 (1997).
[Crossref]

T. R. Clark, T. F. Carruthers, P. J. Matthews, and I. N. Durling, Electron. Lett. 35, 720 (1999).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. K. Gupta, D. Novak, and H. Liu, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 70 (2000).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058 (2003).
[Crossref]

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 548 (1999).
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J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the RML-FOPO: EDFAs, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers; OBFs, optical bandpass filters; PDs, photodiodes; FPC, fiber polarization controller; SMF, single-mode fiber; ODL, optical delay line; EBF, electrical bandpass filter; EAM, electroabsorption modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation traces and (b) reconstructed temporal shapes of the output signal pulses as a function of the input pump power. Inset, optical spectrum of the generated pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Parameter fits of the rms noise over four harmonics for the pump and signal pulses with RML FOPO and without (ML-FOPO). (b) Summary of the results for timing and amplitude fluctuations.

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E0=2×1.76βav/γτ,
σn2=ωlow,nωhigh,nSnωdω=σA2+ωR2σJ2n2,

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