120 nm Bandwidth noise-like pulse generation in an erbium-doped fiber laser

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, Hwa Yaw Tam, Chao Lu

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Abstract

We report on the generation of noise-like pulses with up to 120 nm bandwidth in a passively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber ring laser. By inserting a segment of slightly normal dispersion fiber in a mode-locked fiber laser cavity, we found that the spectrum of the noise-like pulse emission of the laser can be significantly broadened as a result of the four-wave-mixing and the soliton self-frequency shift effects in the inserted fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume281
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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