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Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 165-174

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Soliton Raman fibre-ring oscillators

  • A. S. Gouveia-NetoAffiliated withLaser Optics Group, Physics Department, Imperial College
  • , A. S. L. GomesAffiliated withLaser Optics Group, Physics Department, Imperial College
  • , J. R. TaylorAffiliated withLaser Optics Group, Physics Department, Imperial College

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Abstract

Results are presented on the operation and optimization of soliton Raman fibre-ring lasers using a c.w. mode-locked Nd-YAG laser at 1.32μm as the source of 100 ps pump pulses. Various lengths of standard single-mode silica fibre were used, and tunable pulses as short as 100 fs generated.