Laser Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 11, pp 1357–1361

Passively harmonic mode-locked erbium-doped fiber soliton laser with a nonlinear polarization rotation

  • X. M. Liu
  • T. Wang
  • C. Shu
  • L. R. Wang
  • A. Lin
  • K. Q. Lu
  • T. Y. Zhang
  • W. Zhao
Regular Papers Fiber Optics

DOI: 10.1134/S1054660X08110285

Cite this article as:
Liu, X.M., Wang, T., Shu, C. et al. Laser Phys. (2008) 18: 1357. doi:10.1134/S1054660X08110285

Abstract

Based on the nonlinear polarization rotation technique, we report on a stable passive 23rd harmonic mode-locked erbium-doped fiber soliton laser for the first time to the best of our knowledge. In this laser, 23 solitons are uniformly distributed in the cavity simultaneously, and all solitons have the same energy and duration. The increase of the coupler output enhances the dispersive radiation, and the longer cavity strengthens the interaction between solitons and dispersive waves. The two above factors play the key function to generate the 23rd harmonic mode-locked operation.

PACS numbers

42.55.Wd 42.81.Dp 42.60.Fc 42.65.Re 

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. M. Liu
    • 1
  • T. Wang
    • 1
  • C. Shu
    • 2
  • L. R. Wang
    • 1
  • A. Lin
    • 1
  • K. Q. Lu
    • 1
  • T. Y. Zhang
    • 1
  • W. Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesXi’anChina
  2. 2.Department of Electronic Engineering and Center for Advanced Research in PhotonicsThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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