All-fiber-integrated soliton-similariton laser with in-line fiber filter

Zuxing Zhang, B. Öktem, F.Ö. Ilday

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We demonstrate an all-fiber-integrated Er-doped fiber laser operating in the soliton-similariton mode-locking regime. In the similariton part of the cavity, a self-similarly evolving parabolic pulse with highly linear chirp propagates in the presence of normal dispersion. Following an in-line fiber-based birefringent filter, the pulse evolves into a soliton in the part of the cavity with anomalous dispersion. The similariton and the soliton pulses are dechirped to 75.5 and 167.2 fs, respectively, outside of the cavity. Mode-locked operation is very robust, owing to the influence of the two similariton and soliton attractors that predominate each half of the laser cavity. The experimental results are supported with numerical simulations, which provide good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3489-3491
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

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Zhang, Zuxing ; Öktem, B. ; Ilday, F.Ö. / All-fiber-integrated soliton-similariton laser with in-line fiber filter. In: Optics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 37, No. 17. pp. 3489-3491.
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All-fiber-integrated soliton-similariton laser with in-line fiber filter. / Zhang, Zuxing; Öktem, B.; Ilday, F.Ö.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 37, No. 17, 01.09.2012, p. 3489-3491.

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