Theory of soliton stability in asynchronous modelocking

TitleTheory of soliton stability in asynchronous modelocking
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHaus, HA, D. J. Jones, EP Ippen, and WS Wong
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination622 - 627
Date Published1996/04//
ISBN Number0733-8724
Keywordslaser, transmission
AbstractA new type of fiber laser modelocking is examined where a phase modulator is driven asynchronously with respect to a harmonic of the roundtrip cavity frequency, An asynchronous drive is able to produce high repetition rate (>1 GHz) soliton pulses that are shorter than the classic, active modelocking pulse width limit, It is shown that with a proper choice of fiber parameters, noise cleanup and soliton pulse shaping can be obtained using filtering and asynchronous phase modulation, Limits of asynchronous detuning are derived and a comparison with the parameters ranges for synchronous phase modulation is also presented.
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