Abstract

We demonstrate high-energy soliton generation from 1560nm to 1700nm using soliton self-frequency shift in a large-mode-area fiber. A 1.5ps time-lens source at 1544nm is used as the input source. The combination of a time-lens source and soliton self-frequency shift in a large-mode-area fiber enables a turn-key, high pulse quality, wavelength-tunable, energetic femtosecond source with arbitrary pulse repetition rate.

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[CrossRef]

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T. Otsuji, M. Yaita, T. Nagatsuma, and E. Sano, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2, 643 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 11, 325 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Science

D. G. Ouzounov, F. R. Ahmad, D. Muller, N. Venkataraman, M. T. Gallagher, M. G. Thomas, J. Silcox, K. W. Koch, and A. L. Gaeta, Science 301, 1702 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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K. Wang, J. H. Lee, Y. Dai, J. Cheng, and C. Xu, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuD57.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup consists of a semiconductor CW distributed feedback laser, three phase modulators, an intensity modulator (MZ), a semiconductor optical amplifier, two Er 3 + -doped fiber amplifiers (one preamp and one power amp) and a grating pair pulse compressor. RF and optical signals are represented by dashed and solid arrows, respectively. PPG, pulse pattern generator; FF, fiber-coupled narrowband filter to remove amplified spontaneous emission; G, 1000   lines / mm gold-coated grating; M, mirror; L, aspheric lens.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured input CW spectrum (dashed) and modulated time-lens output spectrum (solid) in logarithmic scale. (b) Experimental (upper) and simulated second-order interferometric autocorrelation trace (lower) of the pulse generated by the time-lens. (c) Simulated temporal intensity profile of the time-lens output.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured spectra of SSFS in a 46 m long LMA fiber at various pump powers. The powers indicated in the plot are measured at the output of the LMA fiber. The baseline noise at wavelengths above 1700 nm is due to the low responsivity of the spectrometer, which cuts off at 1750 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Filtered soliton spectra centered at 1596 nm (a) and 1660 nm (c). The corresponding second-order interferometric autocorrelation trace for the soliton at 1596 nm (b) and the soliton at 1660 nm (d).

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