Abstract

We report on a mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser suited to the generation of high-repetition-rate pulse trains or packets. The two-arm interferometer resonator performs a spectral filtering leading to the emission of short pulse packets with a high repetition rate, adjustable up to 200GHz. A continuous pulse train with a repetition rate of up to 6.9GHz was obtained by adding a recirculation loop inside the cavity to fill the spaces between all pulse packets.

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Barthélémy, A.

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H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

Chang, Y. Min

Chen, L. R.

Choumane, H.

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

Desfarges-Berthelemot, A.

Ebling, D.

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Hyodo, M.

K. S. Abedin, N. Onodera, and M. Hyodo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1311 (1998).
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Ibsen, M.

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S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kermène, V.

Kim, S. Hyuck

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E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, and M. Nakazawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 932 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kockaert, P.

Krainer, L.

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Laporta, P.

LaRochelle, S.

Leclerc, O.

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

Lee, J. Han

Lee, S. Bae

Lefort, L.

Longhi, S.

Marano, M.

Mok, J. T.

J. A. Bolger, P. Hu, J. T. Mok, and J. L. Blows, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mollenauer, L. F.

Nakazawa, M.

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 15, 1370 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, and M. Nakazawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 932 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nelep, C.

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

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B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, Opt. Fiber Commun. 3, 175 (2000).

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K. S. Abedin, N. Onodera, and M. Hyodo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1311 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Oudar, J. L.

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

Paschotta, R.

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Petropoulos, P.

Pruneri, V.

Richardson, D. J.

Rouvillain, D.

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

Sabourdy, D.

Slavík, R.

Spühler, G. J.

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

Weingarten, K. J.

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, E.

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 15, 1370 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, and M. Nakazawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 932 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zeller, S. C.

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zervas, M. N.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. S. Abedin, N. Onodera, and M. Hyodo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1311 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, and M. Nakazawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 932 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

E. Yoshida and M. Nakazawa, Electron. Lett. 15, 1370 (1996).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Zeller, L. Krainer, G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, M. Golling, D. Ebling, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Electron. Lett. 40, 875 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. Atkins and B. Fischer, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 132 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. A. Bolger, P. Hu, J. T. Mok, and J. L. Blows, Opt. Commun. 249, 431 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Fiber Commun. (1)

B. E. Olsson and D. J. Blumenthal, Opt. Fiber Commun. 3, 175 (2000).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

H. Choumane, G. Aubin, J. L. Oudar, C. Nelep, D. Rouvillain, P. Brindel, and O. Leclerc, presented at the International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing, COM (Technical University of Denmark, 2001).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the mode-locked Mach–Zehnder fiber laser; SESAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror; C1, C2, C3; couplers; AC, angle cleave; EDF, erbium-doped fiber; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; LD, 980 nm pump laser diode; OC, optical circulator; Δ L , delay line; PC, polarization controller.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Packets of gigahertz pulse trains ( Δ L , some millimeters; L, some meters).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Evolution of the mode-locked pulse autocorrelation traces according to the optical path difference Δ L between the two laser arms. (b) Corresponding spectra.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Electric spectra (a) without the recirculation loop and (b) with the recirculation loop.

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