Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser

M E Fermann, M L Stock, D Harter, T Birks, W J Wadsworth, P St J Russell

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Abstract

Soliton pulses tunable in the 1400 - 1600 nm region are generated in standard telecom fiber seeded with a continuum produced in a fiber taper using an Yb fiber laser. Here we demonstrate supercontinuum generation in the 500 nm - 1600 nm wavelength region using a compact ultrafast Yb fiber laser as a systems-compatible pump source for the first time. Moreover, by injecting the supercontinuum into a length of standard telecommunications fiber, we can induce Raman-soliton generation to produce near bandwidth-limited pulses tunable in the 1400 - 1600 nm wavelength region. The required pulse energy for supercontinuum and Raman-soliton generation is only of the order of 1 nJ, which demonstrates that this technique is compatible with fiber sources operating at GHz repetition rates.
LanguageEnglish
PagesTuI2-1-TuI2-3 vol.2
StatusPublished - 2001
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001 -
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ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001
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Keywords

  • pulse energy
  • optical pulse generation
  • systems-compatible pump source
  • 500 to 1600 nm
  • standard telecommunications fiber
  • optical solitons
  • Raman-soliton generation
  • fibre lasers
  • laser transitions
  • Yb fiber laser
  • supercontinuum generation
  • GHz repetition rates
  • wavelength-tunable soliton generation
  • fiber taper
  • ytterbium
  • 1 nJ
  • optical fibre communication
  • 1400 to 1600 nm
  • standard telecom fiber
  • bandwidth-limited pulses

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Fermann, M. E., Stock, M. L., Harter, D., Birks, T., Wadsworth, W. J., & Russell, P. S. J. (2001). Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser. TuI2-1-TuI2-3 vol.2. Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, .

Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser. / Fermann, M E; Stock, M L; Harter, D; Birks, T; Wadsworth, W J; Russell, P St J.

2001. TuI2-1-TuI2-3 vol.2 Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fermann, ME, Stock, ML, Harter, D, Birks, T, Wadsworth, WJ & Russell, PSJ 2001, 'Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser' Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, 1/01/01, pp. TuI2-1-TuI2-3 vol.2.
Fermann ME, Stock ML, Harter D, Birks T, Wadsworth WJ, Russell PSJ. Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser. 2001. Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, .
Fermann, M E ; Stock, M L ; Harter, D ; Birks, T ; Wadsworth, W J ; Russell, P St J. / Wavelength-tunable soliton generation in the 1400 -1600 nm region using an Yb fiber laser. Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2001. OFC 2001, .
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