Nanosecond square pulse generation in fiber lasers with normal dispersion

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

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We report on the generation of nanosecond square pulses in a passively mode-locked fiber ring laser made of purely normal dispersive fibers. Different to the noise-like pulse operation of the laser, the generated square pulses are stable and have no internal structures. We show that the formation of the square pulse is due to the combined action of the pulse peak clamping effect caused by the cavity and the almost linear pulse propagation in the normal dispersive fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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