Zadok, Avi and Sendowski, Jacob and Yariv, Amnon (2009) Birefringence-Induced Trains of High-Rate Pulses in a Mode-Locked Fiber Laser. IEEE Photonics Journal, 1 (2). pp. 128-134. ISSN 1943-0655 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100927-105158302
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The output of a mode-locked erbium-doped ring fiber laser incorporating a section of a polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber is investigated in both numerical simulations and experiments. With proper inline polarization control, the laser can be set to emit a train of pulses, separated by the differential group delay of the PM section. Repetition rates as high as 500 GHz are experimentally observed. The results provide an added insight into the role of birefringence in mode-locked lasers based on nonlinear polarization rotation.
|Additional Information:||© 2010 IEEE. Manuscript received June 8, 2009; revised July 1, 2009. First published Online July 7, 2009. Current version published July 24, 2009. The work of A. Zadok is supported by a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Center for the Physics of Information at Caltech and by the Rothschild fellowship from Yad-Hanadiv Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel. The authors wish to thank Prof. B. Crosignani of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Universita’ dell’Aquila, Italy, for useful discussions and for reading the manuscript.|
|Subject Keywords:||Fiber lasers; mode-locked lasers; picosecond phenomena|
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|Official Citation:||Zadok, A.; Sendowski, J.; Yariv, A.; , "Birefringence-Induced Trains of High-Rate Pulses in a Mode-Locked Fiber Laser," Photonics Journal, IEEE , vol.1, no.2, pp.128-134, Aug. 2009 doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2009.2027441 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5164902&isnumber=5173750|
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|Deposited On:||27 Sep 2010 22:46|
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