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Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser


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Fermann, M. E., Stock, M. L., Harter, D., Birks, T., Wadsworth, W. J. and Russell, P. S. J., 2001. Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser. In: Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, 2001-01-01.

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Abstract

Soliton pulses tunable in the 1400 - 1600 nm region are generated in standard telecom fiber seeded with a continuum produced in a fiber taper using an Yb fiber laser. Here we demonstrate supercontinuum generation in the 500 nm - 1600 nm wavelength region using a compact ultrafast Yb fiber laser as a systems-compatible pump source for the first time. Moreover, by injecting the supercontinuum into a length of standard telecommunications fiber, we can induce Raman-soliton generation to produce near bandwidth-limited pulses tunable in the 1400 - 1600 nm wavelength region. The required pulse energy for supercontinuum and Raman-soliton generation is only of the order of 1 nJ, which demonstrates that this technique is compatible with fiber sources operating at GHz repetition rates.

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Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
CreatorsFermann, M. E., Stock, M. L., Harter, D., Birks, T., Wadsworth, W. J. and Russell, P. S. J.
Uncontrolled Keywordspulse energy, optical pulse generation, systems-compatible pump source, 500 to 1600 nm, standard telecommunications fiber, optical solitons, raman-soliton generation, fibre lasers, laser transitions, yb fiber laser, supercontinuum generation, ghz repetition rates, wavelength-tunable soliton generation, fiber taper, ytterbium, 1 nj, optical fibre communication, 1400 to 1600 nm, standard telecom fiber, bandwidth-limited pulses
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
RefereedNo
StatusPublished
ID Code9263

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