Femtosecond Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers and a Soliton Compression Technique

Eiji Yoshida, Yasuo Kimura, Masataka Nakazawa
1993 Japanese Journal of Applied Physics  
Mode-locking of semiconductor optical amplifier fiber laser (SOAFL) with 50 fs pulses by extracting the clock of an optical non-returnto-zero (NRZ) data injection is demonstrated. The efficiency of modelocking in the SOAFL is improved by increasing the seeding power of the large-duty-cycle NRZ data from 3 to 8 dBm into the SOA driven at biased current of 350 mA. After linear dispersion compensation, the mode-locked SOAFL pulsewidth can be further shortened from 20 to 3 ps by increasing the DCF
more » ... ength up to 110 m. By using a booster the EDFA to enlarge the average power of mode-locked SOAFL pulse to 1.3 W, the shortest soliton pulse is occurred after propagating through a 12-m-long SMF. The amplified SOAFL pulse can be compressed to 50 fs after nonlinear compression with its spectral linewidth broadening to 64 nm. Nearly transform-limited time-bandwidth product of 0.436 and the maximum pulse compressing ratio of 400 are reported to date.
doi:10.1143/jjap.32.3461 fatcat:xdeqd3nsqzdtbkzaimidivp4ui