Environmentally stable high-power soliton fiber lasers that use chirped fiber Bragg gratings

Fermann, M.E.; Sugden, Kate and Bennion, Ian (1995). Environmentally stable high-power soliton fiber lasers that use chirped fiber Bragg gratings. Optics letters, 20 (15), pp. 1625-1627.

Abstract

Environmentally stable high-power erbium fiber soliton lasers are constructed by Kerr or carrier-type mode locking. We obtain high-energy pulses by using relatively short fiber lengths and providing large amounts of negative dispersion with chirped fiber Bragg gratings. The pulse energies and widths generated with both types of soliton laser are found to scale with the square root of the cavity dispersion. Kerr mode locking requires pulses with an approximately three times higher nonlinear phase shift in the cavity than carrier mode locking, which leads to the generation of slightly shorter pulses with as much as seven times higher pulse energies at the mode-locking threshold.

Additional Information: © 1995 Optical Society of America, Inc. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-15-1625. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmentally stable, high-power erbium fiber soliton lasers, high-energy pulses, short fiber lengths, negative dispersion, chirped fiber Bragg grating, cavity dispersion, nonlinear phase shift, cavity, carrier mode locking, mode-locking threshold
Published Date: 1995-08

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