Abstract

A self-starting passively mode-locked fiber laser with a carbon nanotube-based saturable absorber and a fiber-based bandpass filter (BPF) is proposed. Incorporation of a BPF into the cavity leads to a great reduction of its timing jitter from 84.8 to 29.1fs (10Hz–3MHz). This happens because the filtering effect can weaken the fluctuation of the central wavelength induced by the quantum noise, being one of the important contributions to timing jitter in the optical amplifying process.

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2008 (1)

A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

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Delfyett, P. J.

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Dianov, E. M.

A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
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Garnov, S. V.

P. A. Obraztsov, A. A. Sirotkin, E. D. Obraztsova, Yu. P. Svirko, and S. V. Garnov, Opt. Rev. 17, 290–293 (2010).

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[CrossRef]

Kryukov, P. G.

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[CrossRef]

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Lim, D. R. C. S.

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A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 4231 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Obraztsov, A. A. Sirotkin, E. D. Obraztsova, Yu. P. Svirko, and S. V. Garnov, Opt. Rev. 17, 290–293 (2010).

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Ozharar, S.

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R. Paschotta, Appl. Phys. B 79, 153 (2004).

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Sanford, N. A.

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Shum, P.

Sirotkin, A. A.

P. A. Obraztsov, A. A. Sirotkin, E. D. Obraztsova, Yu. P. Svirko, and S. V. Garnov, Opt. Rev. 17, 290–293 (2010).

Svirko, Yu. P.

P. A. Obraztsov, A. A. Sirotkin, E. D. Obraztsova, Yu. P. Svirko, and S. V. Garnov, Opt. Rev. 17, 290–293 (2010).

Tausenev, A. V.

A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Wu, K.

Yilmaz, T.

C. M. Depriest, T. Yilmaz, A. Braun, J. Abeles, and P. J. Delfyett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 380 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

R. Paschotta, Appl. Phys. B 79, 153 (2004).

R. Paschotta, Appl. Phys. B 79, 163 (2004).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. V. Tausenev, E. D. Obraztsova, A. S. Lobach, A. I. Chernov, V. I. Konov, P. G. Kryukov, A. V. Konyashchenko, and E. M. Dianov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 171113 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

C. M. Depriest, T. Yilmaz, A. Braun, J. Abeles, and P. J. Delfyett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 380 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus and A. Mecozzi, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 983 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Status Solidi B (1)

A. I. Chernov, E. D. Obraztsova, and A. S. Lobach, Phys. Status Solidi B 244, 4231 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

P. A. Obraztsov, A. A. Sirotkin, E. D. Obraztsova, Yu. P. Svirko, and S. V. Garnov, Opt. Rev. 17, 290–293 (2010).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of an Er-doped mode-locked all-fiber laser with a carbon nanotube composite as a fast saturable absorber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal and spectral profiles of the output pulse with BPF and without BPF in the cavity: (a) optical spectra of output pulses and the transmission spectrum of the BPF; (b) autocorrelation traces of output pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Phase-noise power spectral density and integrated timing jitter with and without BPF. (b) RF spectrum of the output pulse with BPF inside the cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependence of the timing jitter on the filtering bandwidth in a mode-locked fiber laser, obtained by analytical calculation with parameters of our laser.

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