Abstract

A fundamentally mode-locked soliton Er-fiber laser generating 167fs pulses at 194MHz via polarization additive-pulse mode locking is demonstrated. This simple, compact, and high repetition rate source exhibits a low timing jitter of 18fs [1kHz, 10MHz] and the lowest relative intensity noise of less than 0.003% [1kHz, 10MHz] observed from an Er-fiber laser.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. M. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. M. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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K. Tamura, C. R. Doerr, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 697 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, and L. E. Nelson, Opt. Lett. 18, 1080 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wandt, D.

Weiner, A. M.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. M. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Winter, A.

F. Ö. Ilday, A. Winter, J.-W. Kim, J. Chen, P. Schmuser, H. Schlarb, and F. X. Kärtner, Proc. SPIE 6389, 63890L (2006).
[CrossRef]

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F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, and A. M. Weiner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 910 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

S. M. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

K. Tamura, C. R. Doerr, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 6, 697 (1994).
[CrossRef]

S. Gee, F. Quinlan, S. Ozharar, and P. J. Delfyett, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. SPIE

F. Ö. Ilday, A. Winter, J.-W. Kim, J. Chen, P. Schmuser, H. Schlarb, and F. X. Kärtner, Proc. SPIE 6389, 63890L (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. (ISO, isolator; PBS, polarization beam splitter; SMF, single-mode fiber; WDM, wavelength division multiplexing).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized pulse spectrum evolution as the repetition rate increases.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Interferometric autocorrelation measurement. (b) RIN measurement of the 980 nm pump diode, 46 MHz stretched-pulse Er-fiber laser, and the 194 MHz soliton Er-fiber laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Phase noise measurement measured at 1.35 GHz harmonic, and the incrementally integrated timing jitter starting from 10 MHz down to 10 Hz .

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