660GHz soliton source based on modulation instability in a short cavity

Y. D. Gong, P. Shum, D. Y. Tang, Chao Lu, X. Guo

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Ultrashort soliton source, with very high repetition rate, is a necessity for next generation optical fiber communication. A very simple passively mode-locked fiber ring laser centered at 1566 nm, which is based on the modulation instability (MI) theory, is proposed. Using high Erbiumdoped (6470ppm) Bismuth fiber, a soliton pulse train, with 660 GHz repetition rate and pulse width of 420 fs, has been observed in a 11.5m short cavity for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2485
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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