Dark soliton generation from semiconductor optical amplifier gain medium in ring fiber configuration

S.N. Turtaev, M.A. Chernysheva, K.A. Fedorova, A.A. Gorodetsky, E.U. Rafailov

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Abstract

We have investigated the mode-lock operation from a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) gain chip in the ring fibre configuration. At lower pump currents, the laser generates dark soliton pulses both at the fundamental repetition rate of 39 MHz and supports up to the 6th harmonic order corresponding to 234-MHz repetition rate with an output power of ∼2.1 mW. At higher pump currents, the laser can be switched between the bright, dark and concurrent bright and dark soliton generation regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 2016 International Conference Laser Optics
PublisherIEEE
PagesR3-40
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9735-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Event2016 International Conference Laser Optics - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Conference Laser Optics (Lo)

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference Laser Optics
Abbreviated titleLO 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period27/06/161/07/16

Keywords

  • fibre lasers
  • laser mode locking
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • solitons

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