We experimentally demonstrate the operation of a passively mode-locked Raman fiber ring laser with an ultrahigh repetition rate of 100GHz and up to 430mW of average output power. This laser constitutes a simple wavelength versatile pulsed optical source. Stable mode locking is based on dissipative four-wave mixing with a single fiber Bragg grating acting as the mode-locking element.

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E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 58, 159 (1994).

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Andrekson, P. A.

Baer, T.

Balslev Clausen, C.

Chestnut, D. A.

Christiansen, P. L.

Chung, Y.

Coen, S.

Cristiani, I.

de Matos, C. J. S.

Dong, X.

Emplit, Ph.

Fontana, F.

Franco, P.

Gong, Y.

Haelterman, M.

Han, Y.-G.

Honzatko, P.

Ippen, E. P.

E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. B 58, 159 (1994).

Kafka, J. D.

Kanka, J.

Lee, S. B.

Li, F.

Lu, C.

Midrio, M.

Moon, D. S.

Peterka, P.

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M.

Romagnoli, M.

Shum, P.

Sorensen, M. P.

Sylvestre, T.

Taylor, J. R.

Yang, X.

Zhang, S.

Zhou, X.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; OC, output coupler; HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; RFL, Raman fiber laser; FBG, fiber Bragg grating. The inset shows the reflectivity of the FBG.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum (linear scale) and (b) autocorrelation trace of the mode-locked laser output at 2.2 W pump power with 77 mW output power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectra (linear scale) and (b) autocorrelations for 1.1 W (gray bottom curve) and 2.6 W (black top curve) pump power. (c) Spectral and (d) autocorrelation width as a function of pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser output power as a function of pump power with a 20% output coupler.